Working in Germany: the official website
for qualified professionals

Check your need for staff

There are many ways to find foreign employees - and many contact points to assist you. Read here which preliminary considerations you should make so that your search for skilled workers succeeds.

Ask yourself first, whether your company needs to extend its search for job applicants to foreign countries. It is important here to carry out staff requirement planning on a regular basis to ensure that your company has the qualified staff it needs. One good way of analysing the staff situation in your company can be found on the website of KOFA, the centre of excellence for securing a supply of qualified professionals.

Searching for and selecting job applicants abroad is more time-consuming and costly overall, but you have more chance of finding the person who corresponds to your requirement profile. If your business exports, it can be especially advantageous to recruit qualified professionals from your target markets.

Information on the internet

Federal Employment Agency (BA)

Information on admission to the labour market (German, English)

Information for employers on recruiting international qualified professionals (German)

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