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Work in Berlin

Thinking of working in Berlin?

A great city and a competitive business location, Berlin has one of the higher GDP (Gross Domestic Product) of European cities. Once an industrial city, Berlin’s economy nowadays is dominated by the service sector. Companies are attracted by the city’s excellent infrastructure, highly qualified workforce and remarkable education.

As the third most visited city in the European Union, Berlin has a rapidly growing tourism industry. Other fast-growing sectors are communications, advertising and design, life sciences, media and music, mobility and services with information and communication technologies, biotechnology and environmental services, transportation and medical engineering.

The city has a lot of potential, but unemployment is high, and it can be hard to find a skilled job in Berlin, especially if you don’t speak German. All non-German citizens need a residence permit (Aufenthaltserlaubnis) to work. Non-EU citizens also need a work permit (Arbeitserlaubnis).

International students on a student visa are allowed to work part time 20hs/week while studying. After completing full-time university studies in Germany, they are allowed to remain in the country for one year and work regularly. An employer can advocate for an employee to apply for a long-term residence permit after three years.

If you are looking for a rather permanent job, local employment offices and the classified sections of daily newspapers will be your main allies. Speaking German is a requirement in most skilled jobs. Check the monthly magazine Exberliner -in English- for classified ads on English-language jobs.

If you are travelling and just need to work casually to pay your expenses, baby-sitting, tour guiding, bar tending, cleaning, English tutoring, donating sperm, teaching yoga, working as a film or TV extra or nude modeling for art classes are some of the options.

For more information about working and living in Berlin, contact us  and we will gladly send you further material about any subject of your interest. We will e-mail this information at no cost within 72 hours and it will be specific to your requirements




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