5 reasons to work in Rhineland-Palatinate
Not only does Rhineland-Palatinate offer impressive landscapes and cultural diversity but also an excellent working environment. You can expect interesting career opportunities, a social safety net and ideal conditions for living a work-life-balance. See for yourself:
Anyone looking for a job in Rhineland-Palatinate has good prospects to be successful: With only 5.3 percent, the state has one of the lowest unemployment rates in Germany. Fewer people unemployed are only in Baden-Wurttemberg and Bavaria. No wonder that more than four million people now live and work here – a quarter of them with international roots. Many large and medium-sized companies in Rhineland-Palatinate also benefit from their direct proximity to France, Belgium and Luxembourg – great conditions for networking across national borders.
Whether high-tech or industry: Rhineland-Palatinate offers many options for your professional fulfilment. Especially the state's industrial sector is strong: the pharmaceutical and chemical industries, the commercial vehicle industry, mechanical engineering, the rubber and plastics industry and the metal sector turn over billions every year. And while researchers in the high-tech region of Kaiserslautern develop cutting-edge technologies, winegrowers in the regions of Rheinhessen, Pfalz, Mosel, Nahe, Mittelrhein and Ahr produce around 90 percent of Germany's wine exports.
If you sign an employment contract with a Rhineland-Palatinate company, you are on the safe side. Not only will you be entitled to take up to four weeks' holiday a year, but you will also receive pay if you happen to become ill. If you work in a company that employs more than ten people, you are usually protected from dismissal.
With professional further training and home office opportunities, companies prepare their employees for the digital age – because in Rhineland-Palatinate, digitalisation is key. With the "Roadmap – Zukunft der Arbeit", the government is setting the goal to digitalise teaching, science and the professional world in general – to equip Rhineland-Palatinate for tomorrow’s international competition.
Despite its innovative flair, Rhineland-Palatinate can be relaxed: family friendliness is a top priority here. More and more companies are focusing on the individual support of female employees – this includes not only further training but also flexible working structures. Newlyweds moms and dads are entitled to parental leave. And they know that their youngest are well looked after here: Rhineland-Palatinate is a pioneer when it comes to free childcare. Offside daily work routine, your new home also invites you to explore: Unwind in the Volcanic Eifel or discover the historical highlights of the region.