Finding a job is important. It means you have your own income and are integrated directly into society. Many countries have free access to the job market in Austria. Others need a work permit. The AMS (Labour Market Service) is responsible for this.
How do you find work?
The AMS (Labour Market Service) is the place for jobseekers. Here you will find advice and information. You must register before you get a consultation appointment.
AMS – Labour Market Service
Phone: +43 (0) 662 8883 -0
You want to do an apprenticeship:
In the AMS (Labour Market Service) there is advice and information on apprenticeships.
You want to be self-employed – what do you have to do?
For the pursuit of a trade in Austria you need a business license. This you can get after registration with the responsible business authority. Further information can be found at the Salzburg Chamber of Commerce.
Here you can register a self-employed business:
Office for Public Regulation / Business Authority
Phone: +43 (0) 662 8072 2848
The following documents must be brought to the business registration:
- Birth certificate and proof of citizenship or valid passport
- Residence permits for third-country nationals
- Marriage certificate (only if the current name differs from the birth name)
- Registration certificate (only if there is no home in Austria)
- Proof of your own education
It is also possible to apply for various subsidies at the Chamber of Commerce.
Information is available at the Salzburg Chamber of Commerce:
You have an education/profession from your home country. Is this valid in Austria?
At AST and VEBBAS, you can get a free consultation, even in your own language.
AST – consultation at VEBBAS Associaton
Monday – Wednesday: 9am – 12.00pm and 01pm – 3.30pm (only with appointment)
Please make an appointment under https://www.anlaufstelle-anerkennung.at/anlaufstellen
Where do women get help when they are looking for work?
Frau & Arbeit GmbH
Sterneckstraße 31, 3. Stock Business-Boulevard
Phone: +43 (0) 662 880 72 30
Who will help you with legal questions?
Austrian Tenant and Homeowners’ Association (ÖMB)
Phone: + 43 (0) 662 86 98-0
Information on property and tenancy questions, initial consultation in all residential law matters is free of charge at the ÖMB (also without membership).
AK – Chamber for Workers and Employees
Phone: + 43 (0) 662 86 87
Advice on issues related to labour law. From employment contracts to time recording.
Salzburg Chamber of Commerce
Phone: + 43 (0) 662 88 88 0
Legal advice on issues such as corporate law, social and labour law, etc.
Association of Human Rights Austria, Salzburg Office
Phone: + 43 (0) 662 873 465
Legal advice on asylum procedures and asylum issues.
Legal advice for refugees at Caritas
Phone: + 43 (0) 662 849 373 214
In Austria, an important insurance is the legal protection insurance. It provides security for financial and legal matters in the event of an emergency. At the Chamber for Workers you can also get advice on insurance.