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economic area Chemnitz

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Do you want to find your dream job and kick-start your career? Are you looking for a place where you can be everything you want to be?
We are the J-TEAM – we will help you find a job, and we are going to show you why the Chemnitz economic area in southwestern Saxony is the ideal place to make all your dreams come true.

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The economic region of Chemnitz is an important and flourishing economic location and at the same time an extremely attractive place to live. It includes the districts of Central Saxony, Vogtland, Zwickau, Erzgebirge and the city of Chemnitz. A total of almost 1.5 million people live here.
Since the time of industrialisation, the region has been characterized by economic success and numerous companies of international standing have been founded here. The area has developed into a centre for European mechanical and vehicle engineering and the textile industry. This unique success story continues to this day: the region is now the centre of the East German automotive industry.
Nevertheless, the Chemnitz economic area is still characterized by medium-sized companies and a wide variety of industries. In addition, the density of skilled crafts is higher here than in almost any other region in Germany. In addition to top working conditions, the Chemnitz area also offers an excellent quality of life. Job and family can be perfectly combined, as childcare here is first-class. Furthermore, the region impresses with a dense network of cultural facilities, a multitude of sports and leisure facilities as well as an incredibly varied nature. Even from the larger conurbations, it is never far to lush forests, green meadows, or snow-covered mountains. Furthermore, you have more money to spend here because the rents are comparatively low. Just come here and see for yourself. We are looking forward to seeing you!

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Welcome to the heart of Europe, welcome to the Chemnitz economic area! We are not only an important and flourishing economic location, but also are an exceptionally attractive living space. It covers the southwestern tip of the Free State of Saxony and unites the regions of Central Saxony, Vogtland, Zwickau, Erzgebirge as well as the Chemnitz city area.

Since the time of industrialization, the region has experienced an unprecedented economic boom, which inspired entrepreneurs not only to find their own companies here, but also to lead them to world fame – take the Audi Group as just one prominent example.

The area developed into a hub of European mechanical and vehicle engineering and the textile industry.  This remarkable progress is also demonstrated by the fact that the city of Chemnitz is known as the "Saxon Manchester". At a time when the English city was considered the "Workshop of the World", Chemnitz became its German counterpart. This unequalled success story is still ongoing, and today the region is the centre of the East German automotive industry.  Despite the fact that a sizeable part of the economy here is dominated by Volkswagen Sachsen GmbH and numerous suppliers, the Chemnitz economic region remains shaped by medium-sized companies and a wide variety of sectors. In addition, the degree of craftsmanship is unmatched in any other region in Germany.

To ensure that this development, which is driven by technical know-how, diligence and a spirit of innovation, stays on track, all is being done in the region for the skilled workers of tomorrow. Beginning with comprehensive childcare in the numerous kindergartens, continuing with exemplary schooling in the general and vocational schools (Saxon pupils regularly reach the top places in PISA country comparisons) and ending with in-depth training at the region's three professional academies and four universities. In addition, more than 70 research institutes and service providers situated in the region underline the importance of designing the future deliberately.

In addition to these top conditions for learning and working, the Chemnitz economic region also offers an excellent quality of life. Among other things, this is ensured by an above-average network of cultural facilities, a large number of sports and leisure amenities and, last but not least, the incredibly rich landscape of the region. Even from the larger cities Chemnitz, Zwickau or Plauen it is never far to forests, green meadows or snow-sure mountains. Moreover, thanks to a particularly favourable ratio of average wages to average housing costs, life here is pleasingly cheap, so that there is comparatively much left of the net to live and enjoy. Simply come by and find out for yourself. We look forward to meeting you!




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  • There are 88,500 companies based in the Chemnitz economic region. Of these, 225 companies employ more than 250 people.
  • Although the region is home to large, global companies such as Volkswagen, Siemens, Continental and Porsche, small and medium-sized enterprises (up to 50 Million EUR turnover p.A.) generate 2/3 of the regional turnover.
  • Industrial manufacturing accounts for about 1/4 of the region's economic output.
  • Key sectors: The automotive and mechanical engineering sectors, including materials and coating technology, metal processing, automation and microsystems technology, as well as numerous highly specialized service providers and innovative craft enterprises, form the region's industrial backbone. At the same time, the extractive industry with its tradition of over 800 years of mining, alongside electrical and building engineering, the textile and clothing industry, musical instrument making, wood processing and traditional arts and crafts also make a decisive contribution to the region's success and economic diversity.
  • Since 2010, the economic power per capita has risen by 10%.
  • At 81.2 %, the employment rate in the Chemnitz economic region is above the level of all German federal states. One of the reasons can be found in the exceptionally high labour force participation of women (78.9 %).
  • The average cold rent in Chemnitz accounts for only 17 % of the local average income. Because wages rise much quicker than rental prices, in the city today an effective 2.5 % less is paid for a flat than 10 years ago. In plain language: we have an average rent of 5 €/m².
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  • Overall, almost 1.5 million people live in the region.
  • Thanks to numerous childcare facilities, families with children benefit from excellent conditions in the Chemnitz economic region. There are more than 1,000 nurseries available for about 100,000 children. Consequently, we provide childcare for 3 to 6-year-olds at a rate of over 95%.
  • The Chemnitz economic region offers a dense network of various cultural institutions. For example, 22 public theatres, 90 museums, 31 cinemas and 217 libraries provide for a high quality and diversified educational and cultural programme.
  • Robert Schumann, Kraftklub, de Randfichten, Stereoact - these are just a few of the local starlets.
  • The Kosmonaut Festival attracts top acts to the Rabenstein Lake every summer. For those who like it a tad more sophisticated, the lake stage at the Kriebstein Dam is just the thing. Concerts and spectacular fire and light shows take place here. The Central Saxon Theatre takes advantage of this unique location as a permanent summer venue.
  • And we also have a lot to show for sportive activities. Whether (wheelchair) basketball, football, waterball, handball or athletics, biathlon, waterskiing, ice hockey, figure skating or ski jumping, you can be sure that we will mix in with the high-level leagues of many disciplines.
  • The Vogtland Arena Klingenthal is among the most advanced ski jumping facilities in the world. With its floating panoramic capsule, the so-called "Ufo", the facility, completed in 2006, has become an architectural attraction.
  • The Sachsenring in Hohenstein-Ernstthal is one of the most legendary race tracks in Germany and the annual host of the German Grand Prix of the Motorcycle World Championship.
  • Hobby athletes will find ideal conditions in the area. Whether cycling on well-developed riverside cycle paths or challenging mountain biking in the Erzgebirge - simply do both.
  • The cities of Dresden and Leipzig are just around the corner, in case you need even more opportunities for having a rich time off-duty. Furthermore you can reach the neighbouring countries Czech and Poland within a 2 hours drive.