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EACEA National Policies Platform


3. Employment & Entrepreneurship

Last update: 28 November 2023

The labor market of the German-speaking Community has much to offer, especially in the craft and manufacturing sector. Consisting of mostly small and medium-sized companies, the German-speaking Community has a high variety of jobs to offer.

The health sector, the education sector, tourism, administrations and non-profit organizations also offer good career prospects. In addition, due to its proximity to the country border, many people work in the neighboring countries of Luxembourg, Germany and the Netherlands.

The Jpb Center of the German-speaking Community (Arbeitsamt der Deutschsprachigen Gemeinschaft, ADG) supports employees in their search for a job and employers in their search for new employees or suitable employment subsidies.

The labor market of the German-speaking Community is characterized by a relatively low unemployment rate. Compared to Wallonia, the German-speaking Community has proportionately less young unemployed people.