Recruiting, Jobs & Career USA – Germany

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Welcome to the blog of the  Germany-USA Career Center! We provide search, personnel and career services for American and German companies and individuals in the US and in Germany. More about this blog here.

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Posted in executive search, hiring, management search, recruiters, Recruitment

Compare Salaries by Occupation, U.S. State

Posted in mechanical engineer, statistics, USA

List of Best States to Do Business in the U.S.

Are you looking to establish a subsidiary of your German / Austrian / Swiss company in the U.S., or to expand existing operations. Check this out:
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German “Battle for North America,” Interns, VC Cheapskates in Berlin. Dot.

Company and career news for readers in business between the U.S. and Germany. Mostly in English and short.
Entrepreneurs in the German capital complain about a lack of funding from local venture capitalists, according to a recent New York Times "Bits" blog post.
In addition, logistical challenges make it difficult for American investors to get more engaged: no direct flights from the German capital to the U.S. West Coast, for example.
Any bet the economic development managers of competing German cities like Frankfurt or Munich got a kick out of reading the piece.

My Experience with the Germany-USA Career Center

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"Great insights to how the job outlook and system works in Germany. I appreciate [my Career Adviser's] help in understanding a once mysterious system over there. On top of that, they did such quality work on my CV and cover letter. The service given can give you a 'leg-up' in your career search."

Career Services user Aaron Riksen
Provo, UT


Surprising New Talent Meccas: Favorite Cities of College Graduates

Which cities in the U.S.excel at attracting college graduates? How  do they make them stick around? Emily McMackin provides some answers on the Blog. The New Talent Meccas: Surprising Cities Where College Graduates Are GravitatingSource: Blog / GUCC

German Firm to Create Jobs in Columbia City, Indiana

Read more about the plans of Rostock, Germany-based orthopedics company Dot in this story: German firm to create up to 20 jobs in Columbia City by 2016Source: Fort Wayne News-Sentinel / GUCC

German 3-D Printing Company Voxeljet To Open In Canton, MI

The company’s first U.S. service center is expected to open for business in the third quarter of this year. Voxeljet will print on-demand parts like molds, cores and models for the automotive industry, reports Heidi Schwartz in Business Facilities (BF).

German 3-D Printing Company voxeljet To Open In Canton, MI, Source: Business Facilities (BF) / GUCC

Lufthansa Technik to Build Facility in Puerto Rico

German company Lufthansa Technik has signed a deal with Puerto Rico's government to build a facility for aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul in the U.S. territory, according to eTurboNews.
Lufthansa Technik to build facility in Puerto Rico, Source: eTurboNews  / GUCC


Apprenticeship Coordinator - Machining, Virginia Beach VA - U.S.A.

- Germany-USA Career Center job advertisement -
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U.S.A.: STIHL Inc. (Manufacturing/Production) is looking for: Apprenticeship Coordinator - Machining in Virginia Beach VA. More here.
Employers / recruiters: Get better results fast, avoid visa hassle, find the right candidates here

Position Sought Ads USA / Germany ("Stellengesuche")

Seeking Employment: Internship in field of management , Berlin, Germany. Contact this candidate here.
Seeking Employment: Fuehrungsposition/ Senior Management Position Operations, Supply Chain, Manufacturing. No preference, USA. Contact this candidate here.
  Seeking Employment: I.T. Manager, Frankfurt, Mannheim, Weisbaden, Kaiserslautern, Darmstadt, Germany. Contact this candidate here.

Happy Anniversary, Live Work Travel USA!

  "WOW!! I can’t believe it’s been one year," writes Dan of Live Work Travel USA, and revisits highlights In his anniversary blog post: Happy Anniversary Live Work Travel USA – A Year in Review, Source: Live Work Travel USA / GUCC


Battle for North America

  Germany's auto giants plan to unleash "billions of dollars" to expand North American production, reports Business Facilities. Battle for North America, Source: Business Facilities (BF) / GUCC

"Dual-Educated" German Interns Learn on the Job in Georgia

  Joachim Herz Stiftung and GACC South have launched a joint program to train German interns in Georgia, according to an announcement by the German American Chamber of Commerce of the Southern United States (GACC South). More here: Trainees from Germany to start U.S. internship Source: AHK USA - Atlanta/GACC South / GUCC



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Posted in AHK, automotive, economic development, Germany, Jobs, Seeking Employment, Stellengesuche, USA, Wirtschaftsförderung

How to Treat Your Office Culture Shock

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How to Get Transatlantic Leadership Right

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Leadership is among the most important success factors of any organization. Many companies have experienced the demanding task of leading transatlantic teams. Ineffective leadership has immediate and direct impact on the overall performance of a team, thus on the bottom-line of the company.

As John Magee points out in his guest blog post below, Germans and Americans differ in how they lead and want to be led. Their underlying assumptions defining strong leadership diverge significantly.

Complicating the issue are misconceptions and misinterpretations about the leadership approach on the other side of the Atlantic. Read on to learn more about common challenges, and how to overcome them. See more ›

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Map: Automotive Industry, Parts Manufacturing USA

German “Mittelstand” companies in the automotive parts supply chain who are looking to branch out in the U.S. are offered generous tax breaks and other incentives in many states. But for most, the availability of qualified, technically skilled workers with specialized training in the auto industry determines in what region they locate their new manufacturing sites, or expand the ones they already have in place.

There are some interesting numbers flying around , so we put them on a map and into a chart, to make them easier on the eyes. See more ›

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Posted in automotive, economic development, statistics, Tennessee, USA

Präsentieren in den USA: Come Prepared.

Klardeutsch, weil wir hier unter uns sind: Der untenstehende Tweet der Stanford Graduate School of Business – und vor allem die Tipps hinter dem Link zum Präsentieren in den USA – sollten Pflichtlektüre sein für deutsche Unternehmen, die in die USA entsandte Führungskräfte und Mitarbeiter öffentlich auftreten oder “beim Kunden” präsentieren lassen.

Das jedenfalls ist meine bescheidene Meinung, geprägt von See more ›

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Posted in Germany, Personalberatung, Silicon Valley, USA, Wirtschaftsförderung

Personal-Entsendung USA: Übersetzerpannen

© Photo: Tim Windhof
Was mich immer wieder überrascht: wie manche deutsche Unternehmen den Markteinstieg in den USA bis ins kleinste Detail planen – und dann ausgerechnet an der falschen Stelle sparen. Ein Fall aus der Praxis.

von Tim Windhof, LLM


Als spezialisierter US-Immigrations- und Rechtsübersetzer begegne ich häufig mittelständischen Unternehmen, die Schwierigkeiten mit dem Übersetzen und Einreichen von Visumsantragsformularen für ihre Mitarbeiter haben. Kürzlich hatte ich mit einem Unternehmen zu tun, dessen Visumsantrag für einen deutschen Wirtschaftsingenieurs von der US-Einwanderungsbehörde abgelehnt worden war. Der Hauptgrund, vermute ich, lag in der See more ›

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Standort USA: Chattanooga, Tennessee zieht deutsche Unternehmen an


“Wirtschaftswunder in Tennessee: Eine Stadt macht ihre Hausaufgaben’, titelte unlängst die Stuttgarter Zeitung. Gemeint ist Chattanooga (Einwohnerzahl unter Einschluss der Anrainergemeinden: rund 500.000) im Südosten des Staates. Wohl kaum eine andere amerikanische Nicht-Küsten-Region wird derzeit so oft und ausführlich See more ›

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Posted in automotive, economic development, Germany, Personalberatung, statistics, Tennessee, USA, Wirtschaftsförderung

Spotlight: Savannah, GA Aims to Attract German Companies

Manufacturing Plant in Savannah, GA, USA

Germany is one of the countries named on the recently published target list of the World Trade Center Savannah, GA for 2013. According to the regional economic development organization, the list reflects which countries hold the most potential for international commerce throughout the southeastern Georgia and southern coastal Carolina region. Germany was selected because See more ›

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Posted in economic development, Georgia, Germany, recruiting, statistics, surveys