Spotlight: Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles is the entertainment, manufacturing, and international trade capital of the U.S.. With $500 billion in annual output, Los Angeles County ranks among the world's largest economies.

Its GDP is larger than Switzerland, Sweden, even Saudi Arabia. Los Angeles County's population of 10.4 million, including many with Austrian, German, or Swiss background, would make it the 8th largest state in the United States.

The region is a major global force in tourism, wholesale trade, cargo and logistics, technology and motion picture/TV production, with unparalleled direct international trade. The high-tech community includes bio-medical research facilities, digital information technology, environmental technology, and creative resource industries.

Manufacturing industries like apparel, computer and electronic products, transportation products, toys, fabricated metal products, food products, and furniture companies thrive.

German Companies in Los Angeles

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With more than 330 companies, Germany ranks 3rd on the list of countries with direct investments in Los Angeles, as measured by German-owned and -affiliated business establishments in the area. Many of them find German-speaking employees using the Germany-USA Career Center.

Germany-USA Career Center applicants who have created an account and uploaded their CV can distribute their resume to German companies in the Los Angeles, CA metro region by using our CV Alert service.

For a current list of German companies in Los Angeles, information on specific industries or career networking opportunities for German-speaking job seekers, contact the Career Adviser service.

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Los Angeles: Top 5 Industries


by share of foreign-owned entities (2010)



Industry# of entities
Retail trade981
Wholesale trade930
Manufacturing608
Finance & Insurance481
Transportation & Warehousing347

My GUCC Experience

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"My Career Adviser gave me a TON of great advice today. I honestly canít wait to start using it (Iím still at work :-). I plan to re-do my cover letter and CV based on his advice.

I definitely would recommend your services because I was given more helpful information in one hour than in a week of personal web searching.
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Career Services user Michael Custer
Silicon Valley

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Your faster way to results:

The Germany-USA Career Center is the leading recruiting source for U.S.-German and German-American markets. It provides employment, career and search services for companies and individuals in the US and in Germany.

Das Germany-USA Career Center, die führende Personalberatung für die deutsch-amerikanische Wirtschaft, offeriert Personaldienstleistungen und Personalvermittlung für den Handel zwischen Deutschland und den USA.

Please note: We are a professional firm with a proven track record in providing recruiting, targeted job posting / mailing and career services in this niche market.

We are not a Chamber of Commerce, deutsch-amerikanische Handelskammer, German American Chamber of Commerce, or Außenhandelskammer.

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Career Adviser Service

Our experts can help you find a new position fast - and save on your search costs.

The Germany-USA Career Adviser service is the ONLY service of its kind in Germany and in the U.S. We also cover Austria and Switzerland. Wir sprechen Deutsch!

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My GUCC Experience

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"Very helpful. The biggest value was providing information
and advice which I did not know yet.

It has pointed me in some new directions. Useful tips as well as constructive criticism on the resume/CV (Lebenslauf)."

Career Services user Stephan Mayer
Sacramento, CA

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