How to find work in Hannover?

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If you are an expat looking to move to and work in Hannover, be sure to check out the valuable information our blog can provide. Find out everything you need to know about local industry, work permits and finding a job in Hannover.

Employment in Hanover

New measures have been launched to stimulate economic growth in Hanover in recent years, including Hannoverimpuls, which is a joint business development by the city and region of Hannover. This has created new opportunities for movers from other countries interested in working in Hannover, with the programme specifically targeting seven sectors: automotive, energy solutions, information and communication technology, life sciences, optical technology, creative industries and manufacturing engineering.

Local economy

Banking and insurance are two key local industries in Hannover that are of great economic importance to the country as a whole, although Germany is renowned for its regionalised growth and strength. As part of the Hannoverimpuls business development programme, the city has international economic relations with Russia, India and Turkey.

Volkswagen is one of the largest local employers in the area, with a large commercial vehicle plant located near the Mittellandkanal and the A2 motorway.

Job search in Hanover

Germany’s main job portal is the Federal Employment Agency and for foreigners looking for work in Hannover, this is as good a starting point as any. The job exchange “Make it in Germany” can also be a useful place to look for work. Local newspapers can also be good places to look for jobs in the city.