Munich is the Capital City of Bavaria, with some 1.35 million people; it is a large city and the third largest city in Germany.
In 2010 the unemployment rate in Munich was only 4.7 % and thus below the national average. Thereby the job market in Munich has developed very positively for young workers. The number of people aged 15 to 25 registered unemployed amounted 4303 persons for the last year. All in all, it can be claimed that young people in Munich always can find a workplace without major problems. At the same time, this leads to the result that there are not enough young workers in Munich!
For people over 55 years, the labour market situation in Munich was more complicated slightly last year. Compared to 2009, the unemployment rate rose in this group of employees by 2,000 people. Accordingly, the Federal Agency for Employment provides a huge backlog and improvement in this area.
Depending on your personal skills and needs, persons with foreign citizenship are included in all offers of active employment promotion. In addition, the local “Collaborative Project Work” provides special offers for migrants. The Improvement of the German language is of particular importance; this also represents a participation in vocational training courses and is a mandatory requirement.
There are specific projects and services for people with immigrant backgrounds, with the following key aspects in 2011:
- The Use of vocational-language courses
- An intensive cooperation with the Federal Office of migrants
- Close work with the Project “Service Centre on Foreign Degrees”
- Consulting and timely manner to complete the steps required
The Employment Agency in Munich is expecting a labour shortage in 2011. The Labour Market in Munich will be determined by high demand for skilled workers this year. Thus the unemployment rate will continue to decrease. Munich hopes that the Labour Market in Munich will attract workers from outside in order to fill these vacancies.