The Agentur für Arbeit and the Jobcenter are the public employment services in Germany. They help you to find a job or to qualify for a profession.
The Bremerhaven Employment Agency will support you if you have a tolerated status or a residence permit. They will advise you on your career options.
The Job Centre will support you if you already have a work permit. They will also inform you about qualification opportunities or language courses, for example. For example, you can get information about training, qualifications, self-employment and the German labour market system. If you are unemployed, you can get financial support from the Job Centre.
Who is responsible for you depends on your living situation, your residence status and the benefits you want to receive.
The Agentur für Arbeit is responsible for you if you have a toleration status or a residence permit. They will then advise you on your career options.
The Jobcenter is responsible for you if you have a work permit. The Jobcenter will then support you on your way into the labour market. In Bremen, the Jobcenter has various locations. Please find out which Jobcenter is responsible for you.
If you are not sure whether the Employment Agency or the Job Centre is responsible for you, you can ask by phone before making an appointment.
If you receive money from the Job Centre and earn extra money by working, you must inform the Job Centre. The money you get from the Job Centre is adjusted to your living situation. Ask your contact person at the Jobcentre directly.
If you are a customer of the Job Centre, you must in most cases inform the Job Centre before you go on holiday. After your holiday, you must let them know you are back. You can get more information from your job centre contact person.