Hiring of staff

When hiring employees, a company enters into an employment relationship with them. The principle of equal treatment must be observed from the time the job is advertised until the employment relationship is terminated. Once a suitable person has been found, a contract of employment must be concluded and, if necessary, a notice of employment must be issued. Before the person starts working, the employer must register him or her with the social security system.

In the case of foreign workers, attention must be paid to whether they have access to the labor market and, if so, what kind of access:

  • Citizens from EU member states and the three remaining EEA states, Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein, have free access to the Austrian labor market and do not require authorization from the labor market authorities to work (they enjoy freedom of movement for workers).
  • In contrast, persons from third countries are only allowed to work in Austria (e.g. in the context of an employment relationship, employment-like relationship, training relationship) under certain conditions.

Tip

In addition to private job platforms ( oesterreich.gv.at), the following offices provide support in the search for personnel:

  • Regional offices of the Public Employment Service Austria (AMS).
  • Online job exchange: E-Job-Room ( AMS)German text.
  • For finding qualified workers from across the EEA: The network of European Employment Services, EURES ( EC), provides access to approximately 950,000 registered job seekers or their CVs. EURES offers are also available at all regional AMS offices.

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Translated by the European Commission
Last update: 1 January 2024
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  • Federal Ministry of Labour and Economy

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