SCHWEINFURT, Germany (April 4, 2013) -- With the inevitable closure of USAG Schweinfurt right around the corner, local Schweinfurt organizations are looking to help individuals looking for job opportunities here in Germany.

Bundesagentur fuer Arbeit, the Handwerkskammer Unterfranken and the Industrie und Handelskammer Wuerzburg-Schweinfurt are sponsoring a Schweinfurt Job Forum April 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Mercure Hotel downtown.

This event is not affiliated with USAG Schweinfurt; rather, it is an initiative by the Bundesagentur fuer Arbeit.

"The Integration Council was established by the Schweinfurt City Council (Stadtrat) and the Office of the Lord Mayor with the primary purpose of seeking ways to integrate people from other countries who have chosen to make Schweinfurt their home," said Mary Ritzmann, an event participant.

Entry for all participants is free. There is no reservation required for the event.

Representatives from local companies, institutions and schools will provide you with the tools and information you need to make yourself more marketable to businesses in Germany.

The event is also an opportunity to receive information regarding all professional and career opportunities and obtain a clear picture of the employment market in the Schweinfurt region. This information can help you make the decisions you need for a secure future.

Local representatives will be able to share with you with the details you need for the work visa process.

Career fields that will be available at the event include merchandising, health, craftsmanship, technical and information engineering/technology, business management and industrial management.

For those who do not have a strong grasp of the German language, visit the Integration Council table where a member of their organization will see that you are introduced to the appropriate individuals.

Representatives from the Integration Council will also be able to give you helpful information including:
• How to submit a proper job application
• How to prepare for a job interview and your career
• How to receive a work permit
• How to get your educational certification accepted in the German system

Participants can also enter their name to win prizes, including gift certificates and giveaways. To learn more, email