Despite the hardships brought on by the pandemic and war in Ukraine, coupled with stagnated, slow economic growth, Germany’s labor market remains strong in 2024.

Unemployment remains consistently low; as of Feb 2024, more than 700,000 jobs were available in Germany. With an aging population and declining birth rates, the country desperately needs workers, especially those from abroad. For anyone seeking to relocate to Germany for work, now is the time.

Number of open job positions in Germany
Annual average unemployment rate in Germany

This doesn’t mean your job search will be easy, but many companies in Germany are currently hiring, and not just for a handful of jobs, but for a lot of them. Read through our career guides for more insight into how to approach your job search.

Bookmark this post of companies in Hamburg hiring right now and come back often for updates.

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Check out these companies in Hamburg hiring right now and start your career in Germany:

Some disclaimers before we get started:

Some of the companies are only hiring German speakers, and some are hiring English speakers too. German fluency becomes an essential skill when you live in cities other than Berlin. Review job descriptions to find out the employer’s specific language requirements.

There are some companies that cover relocation costs or help with visas. If known, we’ll also include this information. Keep in mind that because of the current economic climate, some companies are not coverings relocation and visa costs for new employees.

I’m not a recruiter, nor am I affiliated with any of these companies. Apply directly through the company’s websites if you’re interested in one of their job openings.

I’m not personally endorsing any of the companies featured here. While I’ll avoid featuring companies with notoriously bad workplaces, it’s ultimately on you to do in-depth company research and decide if you want to apply there. Banner


1) 25hours Hotels – A vibrant, design-focused hotel chain with locations in Hamburg and other German cities, offering unique, themed accommodations that blend local culture, creativity, and modern amenities to provide guests with an immersive and playful urban experience.


1) Adform – This global ad tech company provides a unified platform for programmatic ad buying, selling, and optimization. With capabilities spanning multiple channels and devices, Adform empowers advertisers, agencies, and publishers to manage their digital marketing campaigns seamlessly and effectively.

2) Airbus – One of Hamburg’s top employers, Airbus has a significant presence in Germany. They design and manufacture commercial aircraft, helicopters, and defense and space systems.

3) ALTEN ALTEN is a top player in engineering and IT services, offering everything from development and design to programming, testing, and project management. Working across various industries, they support their clients in research, innovation, and tech systems, making technological dreams a reality.

4) – Offers AI-powered predictive maintenance and asset optimization solutions to enhance the reliability, efficiency, and performance of renewable energy assets, particularly wind turbines, while reducing operational costs and increasing energy production.


1) Bytro – This German firm creates and publishes distinctive strategy games, focusing on long-term online strategy experiences that can be played across multiple platforms.


1) Coders Connect – Coders Connect is a tech recruitment company all about matching startups with amazing tech talent. From start to finish, Coders Connect makes building and scaling tech teams easy and efficient.


1) Hanseatic Bank – Hanseatic Bank is a private German bank focusing on four main areas: deposit-taking, personal loans, receivables management, and credit cards. Specializing in consumer financing solutions and digital banking services, Hanseatic Bank makes banking smooth and simple.


1) Localyze – A global mobility platform that makes international relocation a breeze. They simplify visa applications, immigration processes, and other aspects of settling people into their new countries. 


1) Panasonic – Another big-name company with a base in Hamburg, Panasonic produces and sells a diverse range of electronic products and solutions for consumers, businesses, as well as industrial applications.


1) receeve – Provides advanced AI-powered debt collection and recovery software, with solutions to enable businesses to automate and optimize their collection processes.


1) Suena – This Hamburg-based green-tech startup optimizes and trades energy for large-scale battery storage systems, with a plan to hasten the transition to renewable energy by making energy storage more profitable and efficient.


1) Taxdoo – Provides an automated software platform for VAT compliance and financial accounting tailored specifically for e-commerce businesses operating across borders within the EU.

2) Techniker Krankenkasse (TK) – One of Germany’s most popular public health insurance providers, they also ranked as one of the country’s top employers in 2023. 


1) WILDPLASTIC – With an ambitious goal to rid the world of plastic waste, this company in Hamburg collects plastic waste from various countries around the world, recycles it, and transforms it into new products like garbage and mailing bags.

2) Wunder Mobility – With a vision of accelerating the transition to sustainable transportation options, Wunder Mobility provides software and services for companies to launch, run, and scale shared mobility businesses like scooter, bike, moped, and car-sharing.


1) Xeneta – With a cloud-based platform providing ocean and air freight rate benchmarking and market analytics, Xeneta helps shipping and logistics companies optimize their supply chains through real-time and historical freight rate data for comparison and analysis.

Are there any noteworthy companies in Hamburg currently hiring that we’ve overlooked? Leave a comment below, and we’ll make sure to include your recommendations.


Cheryl Howard, Founder @ The Berlin Life

Cheryl Howard, Founder @ The Berlin Life

Hi, I’m Cheryl. My mission is to help you move to Berlin and find work.

A Canadian in Berlin for 10+ years, I have the unique experience of moving to Berlin – not once, but twice. During my time in Berlin, I’ve had five different visas and worked as both a freelancer and a permanent employee for numerous Berlin companies. I even managed to find a new job during the pandemic and again in 2023, during Germany’s recession and massive layoffs in tech. 

My day job has involved work as a hiring manager, overseeing the recruitment of countless people, as well as a team coach helping teams and individuals work better and find happiness in their careers. Through my side projects, I’ve also shared my personal experiences by publishing a series of helpful blog posts, creating a thriving community of job seekers, and hosting events to help people find work in Berlin. In 2021, I decided to put my coaching and recruiting talents to use by creating The Berlin Life, bringing my existing content and community together in one spot.

The combination of my personal and professional experience means I know exactly what it takes to move to Berlin and find work.