How Do U.S. Companies Invest in Germany?

Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI), the German government agency tasked with attracting foreign direct investment (FDI), presents a new study on FDI in Germany. 
Cover Excerpt: GTAI's Foreign Direct Investment in Germany Study (Germany-USA Career Center Blog)

Check this out: GTAI has released its first worldwide study of the reasons why foreign companies invest in Germany. The agency surveyed 23 countries for this report.

Three highlights:

  • More than three million people in Germany owe their jobs to foreign direct investment. Most U.S. companies investing in the country do so to capitalize on German know-how.

  • When U.S. companies invest abroad, Germany ranks fourth by number of investments in comparison with other countries. That puts the United States behind the United Kingdom, China and India.

  • The situation is different for R&D, however. Foreign subsidiaries of U.S. companies have invested nearly $ 46 billion in R&D, of which Germany was able to attract the largest amount: $ 7.3 billion.

To learn more about the role of U.S. companies in Germany,  download the free report here.

It contains background information, trends, and statistics on foreign direct investments in Germany and the countries and economies that are driving it.

As of November 2014, the study is only available in German. Is your U.S.-based company is looking to establish or expand its operations in Germany and looking for answers to workforce and recruiting-related site selection questions?

Then please don’t hesitate to contact the Germany-USA Career Center for help with getting the most out of this study for your business. We are here to help!

Source: GTAI Press Release

Posted in Germany, Recruitment, site selection, USA, Wirtschaftsförderung

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Free App for Faster Job Search Results

Let’s say someone has told you about a German or American company in our niche that is hiring. It looks promising.

You would like to monitor its website for upcoming job opportunities, but the site doesn’t offer email alerts. The career page does not even show up in Google. What to do?

NetSnips helps you track changes on job board and company career pages from your iPhone or iPad screen (sorry, Android users).

But online job search is just one example I chose for this post, NetSnips‘ inventor had much more in mind. The app will alert you to updates on any website you choose. Tweet this!
Illustration: NetSnips App on the iPhone

Many new job postings appear on company websites that never turn up in search engine results. That happens a lot, often due to poor web design.

With NetSnips, you will not miss new job postings at such companies once you have put them on your “target” list.

Johannes Erschbamer (Twitter: @ersjoh) from South Tyrol, Italy is the programmer behind NetSnips.

With his app, you won’t have to revisit each company’s or trade association’s website only to see if a new job posting has appeared.

Mobile collage of live web snippets

NetSnips can pull snippets of updated content from various sites. It then presents them as a collage of “tiles” that you can arrange on the same mobile screen. This is how it works:

  1. Tap the + icon on the bottom of the app screen to open its built-in web browser.
  2. Enter the link to the career page you would like to track.
  3. Tap the scissors icon on the bottom of the app screen.
  4. With your fingertips, mark the section to track on the web page. Select the most recent vacancy at the top of the job listings page of your target company or organization. Only mark the header, not the whole post.
  5. Now tap “Add” on the menu bar on the bottom. This will create a tile with the selected excerpt on the app’s main screen. Done!
From now on, whenever the marked spot on the monitored web page changes, the header of the new job posting appears automatically in NetSnips on your iPhone or iPad.

But how to find such needle-in-a-haystack companies and career pages, and develop your personal target list to begin with?

The Germany-USA Career Center, industry association websites and trade publications offer good starting points.

For more in-depth job market research in your field, contact your personal Germany-USA Career Adviser!

Did you find this tip useful? Don’t miss out on more posts like this in the future, sign up for more Germany-USA career tips using the form on the right! Promised: No spam.

About the author: Gerd Meissner is GUCC’s chief content officer. This post has been modified for the GUCC. Its original version appeared on the How-to Tips Blog.
Source: Career Tips Blog of the Germany-USA Career Center Career Services. All rights reserved, but you are welcome to re-post individual posts on your personal blog or homepage with a link to the Germany-USA Career Center.
Posted in app, career tips, job search
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