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Search and find job vacancies

We will inform you about the various options for finding a job in Hamburg.

Job search tips

Searching online

The easiest way to search for a job is on the Internet. You can find vacancies on the following websites, for example:

Job portal of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg: Here you will find the current job offers of the City of Hamburg.

Hamburg baut auf dich: Job offers of the city of Hamburg in the field of urban development and housing.

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

Make it in Germany: provides multi-lingual job listings for shortage occupations and information on sectors in which skilled workers are being sought.

EURES: The European Job Mobility Portal offers you job vacancies from 31 European countries - including Germany.

Stellenwerk is a cooperation of the universities of Hamburg. Besides holiday jobs they also advertise positions for graduates.

Private job portals

You can find a large number of private job portals by entering the terms “Jobbörse” and “Stellenangebote” in a search engine.


Browse through German newspapers. Many companies publish their job offers in regional as well as national newspapers. You can also publish your own job search in a newspaper. Here you can find an overview of the German newspaper market:

Private recruitment agencies

Please note: The services of private employment agencies are subject to a fee!
Search for private employment agencies

Speculative application

A speculative application is sent to a company's Human Resources department without a specific job advertisement.
Advantages: You thereby prove the initiative appreciated by the employer and encounter less competition. These applications are generally regarded as positive!

Consulting services

Hamburg Welcome Center

The Hamburg Welcome Center supports immigrants and those interested in immigration in their search for a job. Please feel free to contact us!

We regularly compile a job newsletter (in German) for you. Here you will find vacancies from companies and employers in the Hamburg metropolitan region that we can put you in touch with if you are interested.

Current job newsletters

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Public consulting services

Foreign individuals looking for a job in Hamburg can get assistance at several local organisations.

ZAV - Zentrale Auslands- und Fachvermittlung (International Placement Services)

is part of the Federal Employment Agency and offers individual consulting services in English for foreign job seekers, including those who do not yet live in Hamburg.

Phone: +49 228 7131313
Address: Villemombler Straße 76, 53123 Bonn

Make it in Germany 

operates a hotline where international residents can receive information in German and English on topics such as job hunting, work and career, recognition of foreign qualifications, entry and residency, and learning German.

Hotline: +49 30 1815 1111 (Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.)