Labor Market in Berlin
Berlin has the highest concentration of researchers and academics (per capita) in Germany, to which are added around 19,000 graduates who leave college each year. Employees profit from the flexible working time regulations in Berlin and staffing costs which are around 20% lower than in comparable large cities in western half of Germany. A further important competitive advantage is the international nature of the capital city. People from 186 nations live and work in Berlin.
The Business Immigration Service facilitates the speedy and uncomplicated issuing of residence permits for foreign entrepreneurs and highly qualified executives.