Job search and unemployment benefit
The Employment Agency ("Arbeitsagentur") offers services to citizens, companies and institutions.
The Munich Employment Agency, as part of the Federal Employment Agency, helps to fill training and job vacancies, promotes professional development and equal opportunities for men and women. It is also responsible for the payment of unemployment benefit.
In addition, special contact persons are available to assist youths and higher education graduates, job seekers and persons with disabilities in Munich.
Labour market information, events and more
The Employment Agency, formerly known as the Employment Office ("Arbeitsamt"), also provides up-to-date information on the labour and training market, on local, regional and national events, and offers advice concerning current topics such as labour market reform and the merging of unemployment benefit and welfare benefits in the form of Arbeitslosengeld II (also known as Hartz IV).
Overall, the Employment Agency has the task of promoting a fair and balanced labour market.