Useful guide for work in Germany, requirements:

In recent years, Germany has become an attractive country for many migrants because it has a  low economic growth of 3.6 percent and an unemployment rate of 6.9 percent in comparison with other European countries.

In fact, in late 2010, the Institute for Labour Market and Employment Research (IAB), Nuremberg, Germany reported that approximately 800,000 workers required to fill positions in sectors of industry and the administration. Therefore, in this article we will provide some tips for those foreigners interested in working in Germany.

The most important requirement to be met every immigrant who aspires to work in Germany is to have an intermediate level of German. If you think the English will help you in this country it is wrong. The required level, according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, is the B1 / B2. The B1 level means a basic knowledge of the language, while the B2 level means having enough knowledge to have a conversation with German citizens. Therefore, it is recommended to improve their command of German before venturing to immigrate to this country.

However, in Germany there is a great demand for skilled professionals, that is not only higher education, but also work experience. Most job offers in the German labor market correspond to the following economic sectors: health, engineering, education and tourism-hospitality. Although there are job opportunities for all economic sectors actually, but to a lesser extent. The truth is that they are skilled workers who have more options to get a job and permit work in Germany .

We say that an immigrant can only occupy a working place in Germany, provided that there is no German citizen qualified for that post. To apply for a work permit, the immigrant must get a job in Germany and the contracting company must register the migrant at the Employment Office.

Migrants can find several job offers in the employment offices ( and free newspaper in the Mark & Chance. Also, there are many employment agencies authorized by the Federal Institute for Employment. Before traveling to Germany with the idea of working in this country it is advised to contact a EURES Adviser European job mobility portal, because at present there are more than 850 EURES advisers across Europe.

You can also access the website (, where you will find information on jobs, living costs and conditions of work in Germany.

Finally, we should mention that there is a limit number of skilled and unskilled migrants can enter Germany in order to work. Professional migrants who have almost options work in Germany are lawyers and accountants, requiring having studied the rules and German law. A similar situation happen journalists and writers who need to have a good command of the German language to function with ease.


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