Employment Services

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If you are considering moving to Munich with your family, your children's education is the last thing you need to worry about. State schools at all levels are free and provide a sound education - including at least one foreign language course to suit your child's needs. On the other hand, they can also take up student jobs and internships to help improve their talents and knowledge, boost their career and also earn an income.

Employment Office
When looking for a job in Munich, you can contact the official Employment Office:

Agentur für Arbeit München
Kapuzinerstraße 26
80337 München
More Infos: Agentur für Arbeit
E-Mail: muenchen@arbeitsagentur.de

Unemployment Insurance
Whenever you earn money as an employee in Germany, a part of it is automatically paid to your state unemployment insurance. The more you work, the more you earn and it will reflect in your insurance. Please contact the Munich Insurance Office for detailed information as soon as you start working in Munich - better to be safe than sorry!

Ruppertstraße 11, 2nd floor (new building), room 286
More Info: Department of Public Order

Sozialamt (Department of Social Services)
Are you without job and having some financial problems? Do you need money to sort your basic needs? You can apply for social welfare. The Sozialamt in Munich offers assistance to people who cannot earn a living (due to pregnancy, disability or other peculiar reasons). Contact:

Orleansplatz 11
81667 München
More Infos: Department of Social Services
e-Mail: sozialamt.soz@muenchen.de

Labour Unions
If you work in Germany, you have the right to be a part of a trade or labour union. This is common - and all unions are represented by the Deutscher Gewerkschaftsbund (German Union Association). They have a website that provides information about the union, its branches and how you can contact them. The English version only informs you about the local contact addresses, so here is a glossary of the branches represented by unions (as can be found on the German website).

Bauen - Agrar - Umwelt: building, agriculture, environment
Bergbau, Chemie, Energie: mining, chemistry, energy
Erziehung und Wissenschaft: education and research
Metall: metal workers' union
Nahrung-Genuss-Gaststätten: nutrition and gastronomy
Dienstleistungsgewerkschaft: service union