Ministry of Labour, Social, Family Affairs and Integration

Working Job Search

You want to work or to be geared for a new job in Hamburg? You have many options to seek work.

Job Search - Hamburg Welcome Portal

Job search via internet

The job search on the Internet is the easiest. Vacancies can be found for example at the following websites:

Job portals from official institutions

Bundesagentur für Arbeit: The “Jobbörse” of the Federal Employment Agency is the largest official portal for job search in Germany.

“Make it in Germany”: The job portal of “Make it in Germany” includes current vacancies in shortage occupations and information on the sectors in which skilled workers are being sought.

EURES: The European Job Mobility Portal offers jobs from 31 European countries – including Germany.

Stellenwerk: The “Stellenwerk” is a collaboration between the universities of Hamburg and provides not only summer jobs, but also job opportunities for graduates.

Private job portals

A variety of private job portals can be found by entering the terms "Jobbörse" (job market)  and "Stellenangebote" (job offers) in a search engine.

your way make it in Hamburg

The joint project of the Hamburg Welcome Center with the institution “Arbeit und Leben Hamburg” supports foreign skilled workers in the integration into the Hamburg job market as well as companies looking for qualified staff.


your way: make it in Hamburg
Arbeit und Leben Hamburg e.V.
Besenbinderhof 60
20097 Hamburg 

Phone:  +49 40 284016-11


Services offered by the Federal Employment Agency (= “Bundesagentur für Arbeit”)

ZAV- Zentrale Auslands- und Fachvermittlung” (International Placement Services)
They offer a consulting service in English language for foreign job seekers – (also for foreigners who do not live in Hamburg).


International Placement Services
Nagelsweg 9
20097 Hamburg
Phone: +49 228 7131313

Internet: → Working and Job-Seeking → International Placement Services

Get personal advice at your local Employment Agency:
Find your local Employment Agency by using Hamburg’s authority finder (Behördenfinder). To do this, please type your registered address and click "Weiter".

Opening hours: Monday – Tuesday: 8.00 a.m. – 4.30 p.m.; Friday: 8:00 – 2.00 p.m.

Services offered by “Make it in Germany”

The hotline “Working and Living in Germany” offers personalised information and advice, in German or English, on the following topics: job search, work and careers, recognition of foreign vocational qualifications, entry and residence, learning German.

Hotline: +49 30 185 1111 (Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.)


Scroll through German newspapers. Many companies publish their job listings, both in regional and in national newspapers.

Please note: You can also place your own advertisement in newspapers.