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8 million

inhabitants  - the second biggest German state

4,12 million

gainfully employed in 2021


universities with approx. 210,000 students

27 %

of students are studying engineering subjects

Advantages of Niedersachsen as a business location

Sourcing a workforce

Highly skilled workers

Our system of dual professional education is internationally exemplary. This is how we ensure highly qualified staff in all sectors.

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A varied research landscape

The Niedersachsen talent incubator: our varied and dynamic research landscape produces highly qualified staff for your company year after year.

Search for staff

Looking for staff? Our local employment agencies together with the many local and regional skilled worker associations will be happy to help.

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Quality of life as a location factor

Living and working between the mountains and the sea: Niedersachsen’s unique natural landscapes and a lively cultural scene are strong selling points, attracting both tourists and your future staff.

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Are you looking for suitable staff for your investment?

  • One of the key strengths of Niedersachsen is the availability of highly educated staff

  • Looking for qualified staff? Our 46 employment agencies in Niedersachsen will be happy to provide you with detailed, individualised advice

  • Would you like to train your staff? Get some advice: our local employment agencies offer various funding options

  • Outstanding availability of skilled workers, even in rural regions: the state of Niedersachsen supports eight regional skilled worker associations and networks in the regions, which cover the whole state

Do you need the knowhow of foreign workers to set up your business?

Entry and residence permits for skilled workers

Nationals of countries outside the EU require a residence permit to be able to work in Germany.

Further information is available at:

Investment promotion team

We’re there for you

Invest in Niedersachsen

Niedersachsen Ministry of Economic Affairs, Transport, Housing and Digitalisation
Friedrichswall 1

30159 Hannover