Germany

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Germany is a country located in the heart of Western Europe. It is bordered by Denmark, Poland, Czech Republic, Austria, Switzerland, France, Luxembourg, Belgium, Netherlands, the North Sea, and the Baltic Sea.

History / Basics

The capital of Germany is the city state of Berlin. It is the seat of the President of Germany, whose official residence is Schloss Bellevue.

The region becomes associated with the name Germany in the 1st century BC, when the conquest of Gaul makes the Romans aware for the first time that there is an ethnic and linguistic distinction between the Celts (or Gauls) and their aggressive neighbours, the Germans.

Germany is one of the world’s leading exporters: exporting goods worth 733.5 billion euros ($990 billion) in 2004. Germany holds a strong attraction for foreign investors. The world’s 500 largest corporations are present there, as are 22,000 foreign companies with a total staff of 2.7 million.

Finding Work

www.arbeitsagentur.de  : Jobcentres have extensive listings of vacancies, which are free to look at (even without a work permit). The majority of these offers are for un- and semi-skilled work.

At JobsinHubs.com you can get direct access to lots of opportunities
for English-speaking job positions. Although the sites are mainly
focused on jobs in Munich, Berlin, Hamburg and Frankfurt, they also
cover some jobs outside the cities. You can see featured jobs from
employers specifically targetting expatriates and browse open
positions by category.

Check the following links to search for jobs in Germany now!

Munich: www.JobsinMunich.com 
Berlin: www.JobsinBerlin.eu 
Hamburg: www.JobsinHamburg.comwww.jobs.de
Frankfurt: www.JobinFrankfurt.com 

Accommodation / Mobile / Tax / General

You need your residence registration first in order to apply for a residency permit. Once you have obtained the Anmeldebestätigung, take it to the immigration office to get your residency permit. For more information click here. Here are some online websites you may check for accommodation..

www.berlin99.com  : They offer affordable, and fully equipped, furnished apartments directly to international people moving to Berlin for work or for studying.

www.immobilienscout24.de : The most comprehensive website for proper rentals (mieten), and some untermieten is also.

www.budgetplaces.com/berlin  : Discover for yourself what Berlin has to offer, and make great savings with our range of budget accommodation in Berlin.

www.housetrip.com/en/germany  : Save on Germany accommodation! Great value holiday rentals including 2140 self catering Germany apartments from €11 per night.

www.studenten-wg.de  : Offer flats and rooms in shared flats all around Germany and allow you to place your own ad for free.

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