recruitment channels

Do you want to employ a skilled worker from another country?


The Welcome Center can help you look for suitable candidates from abroad, tell you how to recruit them and provide support with admin issues.


How do we find a skilled foreign worker for our company?

At home and abroad there are different ways to find the right skilled foreign worker for you. The Welcome Center does not itself carry out recruitment abroad. On this page you will find useful preliminary information about recruitment channels.


German International Placement Service [Zentrale Auslands- und Fachvermittlung (ZAV)] of the Federal Employment Agency

The ZAV is a service provider that advises skilled foreign workers. It also plays a key role in coordinating the placement of skilled foreign workers and European trainees.

The service is aimed specifically at “shortage occupations”.


European Employment Service (EURES)

EURES is the European Commission’s job mobility portal. It is the European counterpart to the Federal Employment Agency’s International Placement Service. 


Online job boards

You can use national and international online job boards to publish a job advertisement. Sometimes, provided applicant profiles are stored, you can even search these portals directly for suitable candidates

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