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Register as a jobseeker

As an employee, you are legally obliged to register as a jobseeker with the Employment Agency no later than 3 months before the end of your employment relationship. If you have learned of the end of your employment relationship less than 3 months in advance, you must register as a jobseeker within 3 days.

The same applies if you are doing an off-the-job training and you are subsequently threatened with unemployment.

After your jobseeker registration, the Employment Agency will support you in your search for a suitable job.

In general, you should register as a jobseeker with the Employment Agency as early as possible if

  • you have been dismissed,
  • your fixed-term employment contract expires,
  • you have concluded a termination agreement with your employer by mutual agreement,
  • you are looking for work again after a long illness,
  • the school, vocational training or studies are coming to an end and you do not yet have a firm contractual prospect of a job or training place,
  • you want to return to work after longer periods of child-rearing or
  • You are looking for work for other reasons.

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)

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