Rostock has good opportunities for both living here and careers in 2016. With its attractive location by the Baltic Sea in the beautiful region of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, the city draws many jobseekers and tourists from all over Germany regularly book hotel rooms, in order to take part in delightful events and visit places such as the seaside resort of Warnemünde. With almost 200,000 inhabitants, Rostock is the largest city in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and the preferred point of contact for international trading companies. Rostock’s city structure encompasses 21 city districts, each of which is well-known for its own flair. In the past, Rostock’s harbour made it a place of high economic importance and this has not changed since. Trade in Rostock is flourishing, therefore making it a perfect place to begin a job search. Rostock also distinguishes itself with its well-developed infrastructure which can provide a quick overview of traffic and housing facilities. The smooth connection to work or university is also a major plus for Rostock.
As of 2015, many famous businesses are located in Rostock, providing more and more interesting jobs and creating opportunities for successful careers. According to current information, however, the university is the largest employer in Rostock at the moment, being a national point of contact for the acquisition of research and education as well. In 2015, service jobs dominated the market (IT, online media agencies etc.) The maritime economy is especially important as well, having not changed for years. As well as the services mentioned, shipbuilding and marine engineering are also key sectors in Rostock, making the harbour a busy economic location. The globally famous cruise company, AIDA Cruises, has its German headquarters in Rostock and therefore contributes hugely to the local economy. Due to increasing mechanisation at the university, there are also many jobs in the air and space travel sector in Rostock. Thus, the city has an extensive range of jobs in many different specialist areas.
Rostock also has lots of cultural and historical delights to offer; registered as a city in 1218, it has had an impressive history. With its many historical buildings and monuments, the Hanseatic city shows that it can suitably adopt modern architecture, thereby rounding off the overall view of the city. The many tourists who book holidays by the Baltic Sea create countless jobs in this sector in Rostock. Gastronomy is a central sector here, yielding large profits. Work-life balance is considered an essential factor in Rostock, as the extensive range of leisure activities has just the right thing for everybody. Sailing especially plays a central role in Rostock and is an integral part of the culture in the Hanseatic city. The Hanse Sail event is one of the most well-known events in Rostock and the whole of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. Here, more than 200 traditional sailing boats and museum ships from over nine different nations meet to take part in this traditional maritime event. At Rostock harbour and the quay in Warnemünde, the event regularly attracts more than one million visitors and it culminates with a fascinating fireworks display in the city harbour.