Nationals from the European Union are able to work in Luxembourg without any extra hassle. Non-European Union workers must obtain a work permit by asking their employer to submit an application to the Employment Office (ADEM) before they arrive. Work permits are issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, taking into account the current labour market.

Luxembourg is a prosperous country with one of the lowest unemployment rates in Europe (rarely exceeding 3%, according to STATEC). The banking and steel industries are particularly strong.

Standard casual jobs in shops, bars, restaurants, campsites and hotels are available in Luxembourg. Being able to speak French, German or Luxembourgish is an advantage. There are also openings for teaching English as a foreign language, but you normally need an official TEFL qualification. has an English version, though most of the actual job posts are in French. The international jobsite Monster also advertises jobs in Luxembourg.