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.

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

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".

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.)

Services offered by “Make it in Hamburg!”

“Make it in Hamburg” is an institution of Hamburg Welcome Center and helps various target groups to integrate into the labour market. The “Make it in Hamburg!” concept includes support in looking for a job, for making contacts with employers in Hamburg, and on career issues. It also offers supplementary training courses.

Contact details:
phone: +49 40 180 47 24 55


Scroll through German newspapers. Many companies publish their job listings, both in regional and in national newspapers („Hamburger Abendblatt“, „Süddeutsche Zeitung“, „Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung“, „Die Zeit“ etc.).

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

Good luck!