Work in Hamburg

Work in Hamburg

On these pages you will find information about working in Hamburg - from looking for a job or setting up a business to information about getting your foreign qualifications recognized.

Work in Hamburg

Ein Mann im Anzug sitzt auf einer Treppe an der Elbe. Ein Frachtschiff fährt vorbei.
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Job search

The labour market in Hamburg is very attractive for qualified specialists from abroad and opens up first-class opportunities. We will show you various ways in which you can look for work. You will also gain an insight into the application process.

Ein Diplom mit einer Schleife ist an einen Stapel Bücher gelehnt.
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Do you have a foreign qualification? Or would you like to have the authenticity of a foreign document confirmed? Here you can find out how to proceed.

Ein Handwerker und eine Handwerkerin unterhalten sich in der Werkstatt.
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Working conditions

Find out about the general conditions of employment with regard to the employment contract, termination and the minimum wage.

Eine Verkäuferin steht vor gefüllten Verkaufsregalen.
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Self employment and freelancing

Business founders receive special support in Hamburg and can access a wide range of advice on realising their business idea.