Leipzig is one of the very few cities in Germany where the population is on the rise. This is mainly due to the influx of skilled workers and young families attracted by affordable living costs, a great higher education sector, and plentiful employment opportunities – not to mention the busy arts scene, the surrounding countryside, Leipzig’s vibrant atmosphere, and its wide range of indoor and outdoor leisure activities. As a result, the population has grown to well over 600,000 and is set to reach 700,000 by 2040. What’s more, the average age is 42.4 years. This young demographic is a contributing factor to the city’s dynamic economy. For example, the number of companies competing for each graduate is just 1.6, making it far easier for employers to find ideal candidates than in, say, Munich, where 14 companies chase each graduate.
Specialists and skilled workers from all over the world are drawn to Leipzig by its growing job market, vibrant atmosphere, and young population. Consequently, there’s a broad pool of well-qualified candidates in all sorts of areas. What’s more, there are plenty of opportunities for residents to retrain and jump-start a new career in the life sciences.