Steiermark is one of the most innovative and liveable regions in Europe. A wide range of job opportunities and a stable economy make it an attractive place to live and work.
Small and medium-sized companies, globally active leading enterprises and hidden champions – the corporate landscape in the Green Heart of Austria is wonderfully diverse. This diversity also makes a significant contribution to the fact that Steiermark has a dynamic working environment paired with exciting professional opportunities and a high standard of living.
The Green Heart of Austria strives to promote innovation, attract new companies and continue to use its existing economic potential. This further encourages the positive development of the province and lays the foundation for a variety of job opportunities in different sectors. In addition to the strong areas of mobility, green tech, human technology and microelectronics, tourism and trade also offer plenty of opportunities
Young talents are particularly important in Steiermark. The unique dual training system combines theory and practice, perfectly preparing students for their further career path with an interplay of training phases in companies and vocational schools. There are around 200 different apprenticeships to choose from.
40,455 companies that employ people are based in the Green Heart of Austria, to be precise. Around 80 percent of these are micro-enterprises with a maximum of nine employees.
Around every fifth job is attributed to the manufacturing industry. The main areas are metal production and processing, the manufacture of metal products, vehicle construction, mechanical engineering and electrotechnology.
Apprentices have already won a total of 67 medals at international competitions. The EuroSkills championship in Graz was the most successful for Steiermark to date with eleven medals.
The 13th and 14th salaries are understood as special payments – often holiday and Christmas bonuses. Entitlement, amount and payment date are regulated in the respective collective agreement or employment contract.
Employees are well protected by labour law. The interests of employees are represented by the Chamber of Labour (AK) and the Austrian Trade Union Federation (ÖGB).
Would you like to take a look behind the scenes of some of Steiermark`s most innovative companies? The "Erlebniswelt Wirtschaft" tours make that possible. From classic family businesses to global players – come and find out what is produced in the Green Heart of Austria with plenty of heart and soul.
Young people are supported in their choice of vocational training at Austria’s only Talentcenter. At various test stations they can discover their individual talents, preferences and potentials, helping them find their ideal course.
Which companies have the highest turnover? What vacancies are there and how can I work in the Green Heart of Austria? The following links provide answers to questions about work and talents.
As a sign of appreciation, all employees of Sommercard partner establishments have the opportunity to purchase a BenefitCard. The BenefitCard includes the same all-inclusives and discounts as the Schladming-Dachstein Sommercard.
The employee card opens the door to plenty of benefits in various areas, from discounts and events to workshops and joint activities.
Here you will find an overview of the most important areas of public and private life in Austria and an insight into working in Austria.
Further information on work and talents in Steiermark.