Moien ! With a constantly growing GDP, Luxembourg offers a high standard of living to its residents. Don't know what it's like to be an expat in the Grand Duchy? Here are 6 good reasons to work there!
1. A labour market with many benefits
Working in Luxembourg means working more with 40 hours a week, but above all it means earning more! With a minimum gross monthly salary of 2,313.38 euros for an unqualified employee and 2,776.05 euros for a qualified person. The minimum gross salaries are higher than in the border countries, but they are also less taxed at source, which means that the net salaries are also higher. In addition, there are ever more attractive packages to retain employees (e.g. company car, additional holidays, PC, laptop, luncheon vouchers, home office and even more), many people are taking the chance and deciding to stay!
Working in Luxembourg is also the possibility to work both for beautiful local companies, or large multinationals that have their European headquarters in Luxembourg, or even to work for the European institutions that are very present here.
2. High need for new recruits in various business sectors
Thanks to its many advantages, including its tax attractiveness, Luxembourg attracts international companies and groups that are opening their doors to new talent to fill the country’s lack of skills, particularly in Finance, Engineering, Legal and IT. Recruiters are very often looking for them, as shown by the survey carried out by the Scottish Academy of Digital Skills CodeClan: more than two thirds of companies in the country report difficulties in recruiting ICT (Information and Communication Technology) specialists. According to the same study, Luxembourg is the second best European capital to pursue a career in IT!
However, these sectors are no longer the only ones affected by the lack of talent: in 2022 the number of job offers on Moovijob.com showed an increase in demand in all professions, including hotel/catering and construction.
3. A multicultural capital
As the third European capital, Luxembourg City is a multicultural hub in the center of Europe whose population is growing fast and where there are more than 170 nationalities. Interesting fact is that the capital of the Grand Duchy has only 53% native inhabitants.
As Bertrand, our CEO, would say : "Luxembourg is the great Babel where you can hear all the languages spoken on the terraces in summer!”
218,200 cross-border neighbors cross the border every day to work, which is 45% of the active population in Luxembourg. Of these, half are French with 110,200 workers, followed by 51,900 Germans (24%) and finally about 50,200 Belgians (23%). Luxembourg attracts many international groups due to its tax attractiveness and opens its doors to talented people to overcome the lack of skills, especially in Finance, Engineering, Legal and IT. If you want to add an international dimension to your CV without moving too far, you will not be disappointed since several languages are required to deal with international customers.
(Source: Luxembourg in figures 2022 by Statec)
4. Everything you need at your fingertips
Even though Luxembourg is surrounded by pastures, hills and vineyards, make no mistake, a vibrant and modern city awaits you! Luxury stores, organic markets, business clubs, business districts, cultural centers, museums, nightclubs for all tastes, shopping malls... Luxembourg by itself is a temple of networking, so buy some more business cards!
The beautiful lower city area called the Grund - where you can run into the Moovijob team on the terrace 😉
5. Close to everything
To keep you busy on the weekends, Luxembourg, a former European Capital of Culture, offers you plenty of opportunities to entertain yourself with its castles, its walks along the Moselle river or in the Petite Suisse area, its international film and jazz festivals or its numerous local events.
Missing "mommy-daddy"? In 30 minutes, you will be back in France, Belgium or Germany. And for a change, invite your friends to take the TGV train to the banks of the Clausen at 2h15 from Paris or chill out at the Sofitel’s panoramic bar to enjoy the breathtaking view of the Grund!
In addition, since 1 March 2020, all public transport as well as regional trains (second class) are completely free! This facilitates travel within the territory of the Grand Duchy but also allows for large savings.
Les rives de Clausen
6. A place of Culture
You will never be bored in Luxembourg, there are a wide range of ideas for outings with its exhibitions, festivals, afterworks and parties of all kinds that punctuate life throughout the week. Many concert halls also offer a program at unbeatable prices ranging from international stars to the contemporary stage. You can also discover numerous exhibitions at Mudam and exceptional concerts at the prestigious Philharmonic.
Cultural diversity also means a multitude of cuisines on your plate. For example, in the train station area, there are about fifty different cuisines: Thai, Portuguese, Italian, Indian, Turkish, Iranian... that means that every lunchtime the Moovijob team feasts!
Convinced ? Then check all Luxembourg job offers online on Moovijob!