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Open a Recruitment Company in Austria

Updated on Wednesday 03rd January 2018

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Liaison-office-in-AustriaWith the quality and quantity of the workforce, it would be a good business decision to open a recruitment company in Austria. A recruitment or employment company looks for suitable employees that employers are searching for. An employer may require that a permanent or vacant position must be occupied by the employee found by the recruitment company.  Once suitable employees are found, employment companies will screen them in order to find the most qualified. Recruitment companies must have a strong business plan, an effective recruiting strategy, and basic knowledge of the workforce and labor regulations of the country. The labor industry in the country is very attractive for businessmen who want to set up a company in Austria.

Labor market in Austria

Austria takes pride in its highly qualified and motivated workforce. In 2015, its workforce numbered 4,148,400 people, out of a total population of 8.6 million. Out of this total, 35 percent held an apprenticeship qualification, 14.7 percent held secondary school level certificate, and 15.7 had a university level degree. This makes it easier for recruitment companies in Austria to find the most suitable employees that a client is looking for. The Austrian Labor Code allows many types of employment:
- permanent,
- temporary
- marginal,
- freelancing.
Let our specialists in company formation in Austria assist you on how to open your recruitment company.

Setting up a recruitment company in Austria

There are a lot of factors that go into the operation of an employment company in Austria. These are some things to consider for recruitment companies if they open a company in Austria:
1. Type of laborers - Recruitment companies usually focus on the type of workers that they cater. In Austria, the workforce is dominated by the service industry which comprises 70 percent of workers. You must also decide whether you provide permanent or temporary workers, marginal, or freelancers.
2. Employment environment - Since recruitment companies in Austria provide employers with suitable employees, they must evaluate the employment environment of the country, which in Austria is very stable. In recent years, the country recorded a total of 314,855 enterprises which hired 2.5 million employees. This makes it easy for employment companies to find clients for their business.
3. Business structure - You must also decide on the type of company that you will establish in Austria. The two main types of companies in Austria are the limited liability company and the stock corporation. For either type of business, you must obtain a business license with the Austrian District Authority and register your business with the Commercial Registry.
There are more things to consider when operating a recruitment company in Austria. Get in touch with our specialists in company incorporation in Austria to obtain more information about this business.

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Call us now at (+43) 720 3037351 to set up an appointment with our company formation specialist in Austria - Dietmar Erwin Ruttensteiner. Alternatively you can incorporate your company without traveling to Austria.

As a Ruttensteiner Business Consulting client, you will benefit from the joint expertize of local lawyers and international consultants. Together we will be able to offer you the specialized help you require for your business start-up in Austria.

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The team from is very qualified and benefits from extensive expertise in this area. I would definitely recommend them to any entrepreneur decided to start his own business here.

Mihai Cuc, Partner of
Enescu&Cuc; Law Firm

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