Working in Germany
The Germans work longer each week than most Europeans.
German employees spend an average of 41.2 hours a week at their workplace – and are thus ranked seventh among the hardest working Europeans. This was the finding of a study from the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Eurofound) in Dublin, which was published in 2008. On the other hand, the study also reveals that compared to other European countries, the Germans enjoy an above-average amount of holiday.
Thus the legendary industriousness of the Germans is relative. Also in other respects the work in Germany does not differ much from the work anywhere else in Europe. Nevertheless, we want to focus on the most important aspects.
In the right-hand column, you will find the most important links on the topic of working and job-seeking - from the job exchange of the Federal Employment Agency, which offers those seeking work access to all the job openings which have been reported to it, and to the services of the Federal Ministry of the Interior, which answers all questions to do with immigration matters.
In the EURES portal, in addition to job market information, you will find a lot of information on the subject of living and working in Germany. You can also gain direct access to the EURES job database and look for jobs in Germany.