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WORK in AUSTRIA brings international skilled workers and Austrian employers together. The experts of WORK in AUSTRIA support companies in Austria in the outreach to and hiring of employees from abroad. Moreover, international skilled workers and their families benefit from the advisory services on issues relating to the right of residence as well as extensive expertise on the topics of living and working in Austria.

Clever minds and motivated talents are essential for the success of Austrian companies. The availability of skilled workers significantly impacts the competitiveness of Austria as a business location. It is the task of WORK in AUSTRIA to link up companies in Austria with international skilled workers and to ensure that they have the know-how they need. WORK in AUSTRIA acts as a department of Austrian Business Agency on behalf of the Austrian Federal Government.

The responsibilities of WORK in AUSTRIA include 

  • making Austria attractive as a working location for skilled workers from abroad,  
  • supporting Austrian companies in searching for and hiring international skilled workers,  
  • consulting companies, skilled workers and their families on issues relating to their right of residence as well as living and working in Austria

In searching for international talents to work for Austrian companies, WORK in AUSTRIA focuses on several EU markets as well as selected third countries. The focus is on sectors with a high impact on the entire economy such as IT, electrical engineering, electronics, mechatronics and life sciences.

The service provided by WORK in AUSTRIA are available to Austrian companies free of charge as a service of the Republic of Austria.

WORK in AUSTRIA services

According to the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, there is currently a shortage of 272,000 skilled workers across Austria. The EY Mittelstandsbarometer 2023 concludes that 87% of Austrian companies suffer from a shortage of skilled workers, which represents the greatest risk for the companies surveyed. It is considered to be an even greater problem than high energy and commodity prices and inflation. 

International specialists and talents make an important contribution to filling vacancies. 

WORK in AUSTRIA, as a competence centre for the mobility of international specialists, offers the following support:


  • At, companies and skilled workers will find comprehensive information on residence and employment as well as living and working in Austria. WORK in AUSTRIA has an extensive self-service offering on this website, ranging from the interactive Immigration Guide with customised support to the Talent Hub and the Essential Guide with comprehensive information on living and working in Austria.  

  • WORK in AUSTRIA promotes Austria internationally as a place to work. For this purpose, WORK in AUSTRIA is represented at many international events, both on site and also virtually. We also advise companies on selecting suitable international events they can attend in order to present themselves to potential applicants from abroad. In addition, WORK in AUSTRIA organises roadshows in Austria, including visits to firms by promising skilled workers and initiates networking with outstanding foreign universities, universities of applied sciences and communities.

  • With ABA Immigration and Residence Services, WORK in AUSTRIA offers individual consulting on the procedure for obtaining residence permits, especially the Red-White-Red – Card, EU Blue Card and other residence permits relevant to the labour market. These services are legally mandated and available at no cost to companies, skilled workers and their families. Consultations on the topic of living and working in Austria are also offered.

  • We promote Austria internationally as a work location in selected target markets and are present at career fairs. Furthermore, we are forming a network with renowned universities and organise matching events and roadshows in order to put international talents in contact with Austrian companies. Our focus is on the professional fields of IT, electronics, electrical engineering, mechatronics and life sciences.

  • WORK in AUSTRIA COOPERATES intensively with the business location agencies in Austria’s federal provinces as well as with foreign trade offices, AMS, EURES, the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, the Federation of Austrian Industries, OeAD (Austria’s Agency for Education and Internationalisation), the Austrian Integration Fund, Österreich Institut as well as recruiters, lawyers and other stakeholders. We serve as an information interface and make assessments and studies from our consulting practice available to our owners.  

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WORK in AUSTRIA is the point of contact for specialists who would like to work in Austria as well as for companies looking for suitable specialists. We advise you free of charge.

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