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Securing your skilled workforce

Retaining established employees and attracting new ones

The trend on the job market is that young professionals and highly trained specialists can choose the company they want to work for. Our projects and initiatives aim to get you ahead of the pack in the competition for the best minds.

The “Long Night of Business”, for example, gives you the opportunity to raise public awareness of your company and to enable your working processes and career paths to be experienced up close. With the “Best Employer in the Dahme-Spreewald District” competition you can test and present your qualities as an employer. Further, the Economic Development Agency-funded ESF project “Working well in Logistics – Strengthening the Social Partnership” helps logistics companies in particular to make themselves even more attractive as employers. Get involved!


Securing your skilled workforce - Dahme-Spreewald Economic Development Agency
© Lufthansa Bombardier Aviation Services GmbH

Projects and initiatives

Experience companies up close and personal

The economy in the Dahme-Spreewald district is constantly in flux: new companies are setting up, expanding their operations or investing in new technologies. However, what goes on behind the factory gates in modern production and service processes, and where attractive jobs and training positions may be waiting, often remains hidden. The first “Dahme-Spreewald Long Night of Business” was initiated in 2015 under the patronage of District Administrator Stephan Loge with the aim of bringing curious young people and committed employers together.

Every two years since that time, schoolchildren, students, job and training-place seekers, professionals from blue-collar workers to academics and people with a general interest have had the opportunity to watch employees at work at an unusual time of the day and to talk directly to them. From 5:00 to 11:00 p.m., companies from the region open their doors and present themselves, their technologies, working processes, products and services. Organised bus tours take visitors to places where otherwise only employees have access.

Further information, dates and participating companies:

You can find the film of the event here:


  • Dahme-Spreewald Economic Development Agency
  • Dahme-Spreewald district
  • Cottbus Chamber of Industry and Commerce
  • Cottbus Chamber of Trade
  • Municipalities in the Dahme-Spreewald district
 “Dahme-Spreewald Long Night of Business”
© Wirtschaftsförderung Dahme-Spreewald

Your point of contact

Katharina Kassadjikov
Graduate in business administration
Public Relations, Corporate Support
Tel.: +49 (0)3375 - 5238-25

Get yourself recognised as an attractive employer

Companies whose employees enjoy going to work and feel highly valued and supported not only have better chances on the recruitment market, but also have more productive and loyal employees and thus more lasting economic success.

Increasing numbers of companies in the Dahme-Spreewald district have come to recognise this and are creating attractive and family-friendly career options. In order to showcase and pay tribute to this commitment, the Dahme-Spreewald district and the Dahme-Spreewald Economic Development Agency jointly organise the “Best Employer in the Dahme-Spreewald District” competition every two years.

The competition is aimed at companies that are committed to the local economy with good ideas, special initiatives and an attractive workplace culture. Entries are open to all companies and public institutions with at least three employees, as well as to employees who would like to nominate their company for the “Best Employer in the Dahme-Spreewald District” award. Nomination is made by means of a short application. After the application deadline, a jury of experts from administration, business and the labour market visits the participating companies, evaluates them and chooses the winners. The prizes are awarded in five categories depending on the number of employees at the LDS Economic Reception, which also takes place every two years. The next competition will take place in 2021.

Impressions of the award ceremony in 2019 can be found here:


  • Dahme-Spreewald district
  • Dahme-Spreewald Economic Development Agency
  • Dahme-Spreewald Job Centre
  • Cottbus Employment Agency
  • Cottbus Chamber of Trade
  • Cottbus Chamber of Industry and Commerce
  • DGB German Trade Union Confederation
  • Wirtschaftsförderung Land Brandenburg GmbH
Logo “Best Employer in the Dahme-Spreewald District”
© Wirtschaftsförderung Dahme-Spreewald

Your point of contact

Marion Schirmer - Ansprechpartner Wirtschaftsförderung Dahme-Spreewald
Marion Schirmer
Political Scientist
Securing of skilled workers, Business start-up, Consultant for financing models
Tel.: +49 (0)3375 - 5238-30