Welcome Service Bremen - regional coordination for skilled labour recruitment
Skilled workers from other countries, and companies that would like to hire them, face a special set of challenges. The Welcome Service Bremen can provide advice on residency, work permits and the recognition of foreign qualifications. It links all parties involved in the migration and integration process within the Federal State of Bremen.
What we do:
advise small and medium-sized enterprises about recruiting employees from abroad
advise skilled workers who have come to Bremen from abroad as well as entrepreneurs about residency, work permits and the recognition of foreign qualifications
strengthen and expand the network of parties involved in the migration and integration process within the Federal State of Bremen, to create a welcoming environment
We speak German and English.
Get in touch, we would be delighted to meet you!
Are you all set to welcome skilled workers from abroad? Creating the right atmosphere within your company.
The IQ network competence centre for the development of inter-cultural expertise informs about the basic principles of diversity awareness: IQ Network (in English)
Get in touch with other companies in Bremen and exchange information and experiences about securing skilled labour: Regular networking event for employers and HR managers (in German only, state-funded and free of charge for those seeking advice)
Recruitment starts with the company itself. Get advice on where to start: Inter-cultural consulting and coaching for organisations (information in German, consulting possible in English, state-funded, free of charge for those seeking advice)
Linguistically sensitive communication promotes confidence and team development. Get advice and support: Servicestelle Deutsch am Arbeitsplatz (in German only, consulting possible in English, state-funded, free of charge for those seeking advice)
Do you want your job advertisements to be available on the international market? Use a range of tools in order to attract and find skilled labour from abroad.
Successful recruitment with the Skilled immigration Act. Find out more on Make-it-in-Germany: Why recruit skilled workers from abroad (in English)
Bremen is an attractive state. Promoting your companys location: Toolbox for Bremen (in German only)
Funding options and getting support for your search for employees: Employers service at the Employment agency Bremen & Bremerhaven (in German only)
Publishing job advertisements by making use of either the Employers service (see above) or by doing it yourself with just one extra tick at JOBBÖRSE job market (in German only)
International professionals are here already. Get in contact with international students and graduates via the Career Alliance Bremen (information in German only, consulting possible in English)
How to find work for accompanying family members: Dual Career Service Bremen (in German only)
Employing skilled workers from abroad involves several legal regulations. As these are extremely complex, we are happy to advise and support you with all matters circling around residency, work permits and the recognition of foreign qualifications.
Visa requirements and duties of employers: Overview by Make-it-in-Germany (in English)
Strengthening German language skills: Occupational German language courses in Bremen (in German only)
Need employees quickly? Makeing use of the fast-track procedures for skilled labour immegration (in English)
Once you successfully recruited a skilled member of staff from abroad and met all the requirements for their arrival and eligibility to work, the next step is to create a positive and welcoming atmosphere.
Pe prepared. Information by Make-it-in-Germany on Successful integration (in English)
Strenghtening German language skills within a business context: Servicestelle Deutsch am Arbeitsplatz (information in German only, consulting possible in English, state-funded, free of charge for those seeking advice)
All services and offers concerning integration: Welcome to Bremen and Welcome to Bremerhaven (in English and several other languages)
Arriving in the Federal state of Bremen. Important aspects to keep in mind: Step-by-step guideline (in English)
General information for new citizens: the City of Bremen and Bremerhaven (in English)
Project manager Welcome Service Bremen
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Phone (collective numer):
+49 421 163 399 480
Welcome Center Download (PDF 242 KB)
Welcome letter 2023 (PDF 1.275 KB)