„ImmobilienScout24 began as a small start-up in Berlin more than 15 years ago. We have remained true to the city and have grown up here. As a digital company, we operate in a constantly changing market environment. We are always looking for highly qualified employees and are open to creative input, both of which are available to us in Berlin. We benefit from the diversity and energy of the city, which is the most important hotspot for the digital entrepreneur scene after London, the Silicon Valley and Tel Aviv.“
Berlin's jobs miracle: new records set in 2017
In January 2017, the number of people working as employees rose to 1,395,000, almost 59,000 (+4.4%) more than one year earlier. The digital economy industries added 9,040 (+11.5%) of these jobs with higher-than-average pay. One in seven new jobs in Berlin is created in this sector.
Berlin's population grew by 60,500 people in 2016. The multi-cultural metropolis Berlin is attracting more and more international talent. At the end of 2017, around 711,000 foreign nationals lived in the capital, up from 650,000 a year earlier. Berlin is interesting for everyone: for young university graduates and career starters as well as experienced professionals. Outside Europe, it is the United States that is sending the most young people to Berlin.
(Sources: Das Amt für Statistik Berlin-Brandenburg, 2017; Konjunkturbericht Jobmotor Digitalwirtschaft (4/2017))
Companies applaud high availability of specialists
The city of Berlin enjoys an excellent reputation among corporations. It ranks first among the German Federal states, ahead of the Rhineland-Palatinate and Baden-Württemberg, in a ranking based on the establishment panel of the Institut für Sozialökonomische Strukturanalysen [Institute for Socio-economic Structural Analysis], for which 16,000 companies throughout Germany were surveyed. Berlin was lauded for having the greatest appeal for employees, an excellent environment for research and science, and top connections to transport infrastructure. Berlin was ranked among the top five municipalities for its proximity to suppliers, availability of technical staff, ready to lease commercial spaces at low rents, and wage levels.