• Your opportunity in Hessen

    Trades and crafts in Hessen offer young people certified vocational training. Dual education – meaning a combination of practical training within a business on the one hand and theoretical education at school on the other – is Germany’s most popular form of vocational training.

  • Your opportunity in Hessen

    Many companies in Hessen face a growing need for staff in the coming years. Apart from the technical professions, this is particularly true of the health and care sectors.

  • Your opportunity in Hessen

    All the indications are that Hessen can be considered Germany’s most international economic region. The people of Hessen
    are famous for their hospitality and make it easy
    for newcomers to meet the neighbours
    and find their place in the community.

  • Your opportunity in Hessen

    We offer skilled workers, graduates, craftsmen,
    engineers and employees in almost all fields an
    opportunity to pursue their career in an exciting and
    international environment.


Welcome to Hessen!

Since the 2nd July 2013 the WELCOMECENTER Hessen is opened in Frankfurt. We try to help all of you who have recently moved to Hessen, to resolve questions and doubts.


The WELCOMECENTER Hessen is located at the Fischerfeldstraße 10 – 12 in Frankfurt/Main, room No. 2.414. You reach us via the main entrance of the employment agency. 

!!! PLEASE NOTE !!!:

Due to the coronavirus our office will temporarily be CLOSED FOR PERSONAL COUNSELLING. We still offer counselling via e-mail or on the phone. Please call us on our number 069-97172122 or send us an email to info@welcomecenterhessen.com. Thank you for your understanding!

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Monday to Wednesday closed


Friday closed


You are welcome to contact us by email or phone us.



See you in Hessen!


Click here to download our information leaflet!


COVID-19 - Information from the Hessian Ministry for Social Affairs and Integration

Status as of March 17, 2020

Information from the Hessian Ministry for Social Affairs and Integration

We provide you with the following information as well as suggest resources where you can obtain additional up-to-date information.

At the end of 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) was notified that there was an accumulation of lung diseases of unknown cause in Wuhan (China). Several days later, a new type of virus was identified as the cause. The disease caused by the virus (COVID-19) is currently spreading worldwide.

What is the current situation?
The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) regularly evaluates the significance of the novel virus for public health in Germany. The current risk assessment is published by the RKI at https://www.rki.de/DE/Content/InfAZ/N/Neuartiges_Coronavirus/Risikobewertung.html;jsessionid= 9766CE9E961256ECB36D5D17A325E8F4.internet062.

The Hessian government has determined the following for Hesse:
To slow down the spread of the coronavirus and not to endanger human lives, it is necessary to minimize personal contact as much as possible, both in the public and private domain. Therefore, all events of 100 participants or more are prohibited.

-From Wednesday, the 18th of March, provisionally until Sunday, the 19th of April, all facilities or institutions, which are not essential to provide care or supplies, are closed. Food and beverage retail markets, pharmacies, supermarkets, tank stations, building supplies stores and drugstores will remain open. Restaurants must close by 6 p.m.; all public and private sports clubs, libraries, museums, and adult education centers are closed. The complete list can be found at www.hessen.de/presse.

From Monday, March 16th to Sunday, April 19th, Hessian children’s daycare centers remain closed. Exceptions and further information can be found at www.soziales.hessen.de.

From Monday, March 16th to Sunday, April 19th all Hessian schools remain closed. Exceptions and further information can be found at www.soziales.hessen.de.

Where can I find additional information about the coronavirus in Hesse?
Current information is available on the web page of the Hessian Ministry for Social Affairs and Integration at the following link: www.hessenlink.de/2019ncov.

The Hessian Ministry for Social Affairs and Integration has also set up a free information hotline for Hessian citizens.
The telephone number is: 0800 555 4 666 and is accessible/can be called between 8 am and 8 pm. It can also be contacted by email at buergertelefon@stk.hessen.de.

Citizens can also contact their local health authority if they have any questions. Contact information can be found at: https://tools.rki.de/PLZTool/

Assessment of specific risk areas
The RKI defines risk areas, in which continued human-to-human transmission is suspected, by considering various indicators (e.g. frequency of illness, dynamics of case numbers). You can find the current status at:



What should you be aware of, for example, when returning from vacation?
If you return from a trip from a defined risk area or from a country in which a risk area is located, please pay attention to possible symptoms in the following 14 days. A 14-day self-quarantine at home is recommended.

What can I do as a precaution to stay healthy?
As a protective measure, including against influenza, citizens are urged to comply with the following basic hygiene:

  • Wash hands frequently and thoroughly (including children and adolescents)
  • Cough and sneeze only in a paper tissue or your elbow (also children and adolescents)
  • Use disposable tissues and dispose of them in a waste receptacle/bin after each use
  • No handshakes, no hugs, nocheek kisses
  • Do not touch your nose, mouth and eyes (especially after holding handles in buses or using door handles, which are touched by many, but also at home)
  • Regularly clean/disinfect your smartphone, mobile phone, tablet, etc.
  • Basically/As a rule, use only your own glasses and cutlery
  • Consistently avoid crowds


What do I do if I have symptoms?
If you experience symptoms such as cough, fever or shortness of breath, you should:

  • call 116 -117 (phone number of the medical on-call service)
  • Contact the local health department/authority by phone
  • Contact your family or general physician by phone

They will clarify with the inquiring individual whether an infection with the novel coronavirus is likely and, if justified, they will initiate further diagnosis and treatment.

Additional information, also in other languages, can be found at https://www.bundesgesundheitsministerium.de/coronavirus.html

Currently, there is a lot of misinformation circulating in social media. Please use the sources listed above for your information.


The team of the Welcomecenter Hessen would like to welcome you

Jacqueline Nyalwal, Alberto Coronado, Julia Sternberg and Ann-Marie Bennemann (from left to right)


Since the beginning of July 2013 you can contact the Work in Hessen team. Julia Sternberg, Ann-Marie Bennemann, Alberto Coronado and Jacqueline Nyalwal will do their best to answer your questions regarding your new life in Hessen. All four of them will be very happy to help you clear all your doubts and questions being able to share their own history of migration and their work and study experiences abroad.


Counselling can be offered in German, English, Spanish, Arabic and Kiswahili.


You can contact us any time. Along with the help of our network partners, we will find answers to your questions.


See you in Hessen.


The WELCOMECENTER Hessen at the yearly newcomers festival

Newcomers Festival 19

Impressions of Hessen

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Get together cancelled due to COVID-19

Due to the current situation our meetings will be postponed indefinetly. We hope you and your loved ones are all well. Until we see you all again, keep safe and follow the health security recommendations of the government!




Get together in the restaurant "Zum Feuerrädchen" on September 5th 2019

Get together 5.9.19


Get together in the restaurant "Zum Feuerrädchen" on August 1st 2019

Stammtisch 01.08.2019
Stammtisch 01.08.2019

Get together in the restaurant "Zum Feuerrädchen" on July 4th 2019

Stammtisch 04.07.2019
Stammtisch 04.07.2019

Get together in the restaurant "Struwwelpeter" on June 6th 2019

Stammtisch 06.06.19
Stammtisch 06.06.19

Practical information


If you want to know about finding somewhere to live, social security and health insurance, tax, or simply how to open a bank account, this is the right place for information and advice.

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