☄️ ☄️ ☄️ An Asteroid Exploded Over Berlin Last Weekend

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Hi there Reader -

What's on this week? An asteroid exploded over Berlin on Sunday and you can see the footage. The German population grew in 2023 thanks to an influx of foreigners. An Uzbek Eats review from Exberliner. One German village in Bavaria is a model for migration.

We cover all this and more in our 27/01/2024 edition of The Berlin Life newsletter.

Community News

News from The Berlin Life community.

⭐ We held our first community mixer of 2024 at Brewdog Friedrichshain last Wednesday. It was soooo much fun and a pleasure to meet some of you IRL. Our next meetup is going to be a good one too! It's a women-only networking dinner on February 14 (Valentine's Day). It's a cheesy day to celebrate, but why not have fun with it? Admission is free, so sign up now. 💓

⭐ Did you Berlin Life community members can qualify for discounts and savings with different local companies? To name a couple:

  • Wolt - Order takeout, flowers, and groceries with Wolt. Download their app and use promo code 968W7 to get €5 off your first three orders.
  • Uber Eats- Order takeout, flowers, and groceries via Uber Eats. Download their app and use promo code eats-cherylh421 to get €10 off your first two orders of €20 or more.

View even more partner options.

⭐ Read last week's newsletter: Germany Will Finally Allow Dual Citizenship and There’s a Tough Fight Ahead. Or check out our archives.

Food For Thought

Interesting articles about the art of looking for work, humourous memes, or other useful gems floating around the web.

⭐ If you're looking to get your German citizenship, you can practice the citizenship test online with this great new tool from Arbeit Now. 🇩🇪

⭐ If you like working from home or different parts of the world that aren't home, use these job sites for remote jobs - Jobspresso, SkipTheDrive, Jobgether, and JustRemote.co.

⭐ As humans we're all biased and it's something that affects many of us during the recruiting process, whether you're the one being interviewed or the one doing the interviewing. Sifted goes through the biases that everyone should be aware of when seeking out new talent.

⭐ We focus a lot of tech jobs in this newsletter and I want to change that up. If you work (or want to work) as an electrician or systems mechanic, check out the PowerUs job portal for employment opportunities.

⭐ As always, Berlin Tech Workers has a great line-up of interesting events. Check their calendar to attend one of their social meetups or their reading group meetups where they will next be reading and discussing, Encoding Race, Encoding Class: Indian IT Workers in Berlin by Sareeta Amrute.

⭐ Get tickets to the Xena Summit, set to take place on Feb 29 in Berlin. "The Xena Tech Summit 2024 brings together tech leaders, DE&I advocates, and change-makers committed to building a more equitable and inclusive tech industry." ♀

Companies Hiring

German companies hiring right now.​​

Kranus Health | Munich & Berlin

LOVOO | Berlin

Bitmovin | Berlin

NH Hotels | Germany

Charité | Berlin

Omnicom Media Group | Germany

Give our page a follow on LinkedIn for even more job postings! We posted a bunch of new job opportunities this week alone.

German Startup News

German startups that recently received funding, were acquired, built up staff, etc., and could be good places to look for jobs.

Sinpex | Munich | Jobs

Instagrid | Stuttgart | Jobs

Qdrant | Berlin | Jobs

Morressier | Berlin | Jobs

deeploi | Berlin | Jobs

Packmatic | Berlin | Jobs

Infinite Roots | Hamburg | Jobs

CEEZER | Berlin | Jobs

News in Germany

All of the news in Germany.

Asteroid detected just hours before it exploded over Berlin - Amid all of the other news in Germany, a small asteroid exploded over Berlin last weekend. See the footage. ☄️

Video: What’s it like to launch a start-up as an immigrant in Germany? - It's not easy to start a business in Germany and it's even tougher if you're a foreigner and "Only about a fifth of close to 2500 start-ups were launched by first- or second-generation immigrants in 2023."

Consumers in Germany 'spending less' as recession drags on - The recession has people feeling nervous about their financial well-being, with many holding off on big and unnecessary purchases.

German Bundesrat to debate dual citizenship law on February 2nd - The next step in getting the citizenship laws to pass happens this coming week.

Germany's population grows by 300,000, driven by migration - More people died than were born in 2023 and migration continues to give the population a boost.

Why Germany could soon see an end to its teacher shortage - Low birth rates sadly solve Germany's teacher shortage.

Uzbek Eats: Central Asian food at its finest - Go on a culinary adventure and check out the delicious food at Uzbeck Eats.

Video: This German village is embracing integration - A small village in Bavaria is a beacon of hope, as the town welcomes people of all backgrounds and makes them feel welcome in Germany with language support, jobs, and more.

Berlin: The third best city in the world? - First, it was Leipzig and now it's the capital, with Berlin being ranked as the third-best city in the world by Time Out magazine. I guess the judges never had to search for an apartment or visit the foreigner's office in Berlin. 🙃

Germany's top court rules far-right party's ideology makes it ineligible for funding -The former NPD party (which is even more far-right than the AfD) will not be able to receive state funding "because its values and goals are unconstitutional and aimed at destroying the country's democracy."

⭐ In terms of how potential migrants to Germany are feeling right now, read Germany: Would-be migrant workers worried by growing racism and those thinking about getting citizenship are feeling it too - OPINION: Even with German citizenship reform foreigners must be wary of lurch to the far-right. The latter piece has strong words to make you pause when considering life in Germany as a foreigner - "To be frank: all the demonstrations in support of people like us are all very well and good, but what would be even better would be a country where almost a third of the population aren’t actively considering voting for a party in which barely-reconstructed Nazi Björn Höcke holds sway."

How We Can Help

The good stuff offered by the Berlin Life.

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