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Employees represent a priceless potential for every company. For this reason, our business promotion supports the companies in making the location of Schwerin more attractive and keeping young people in the region. The number of employees subject to compulsory social insurance continues to grow.
There are currently some 34,000 employees paying social insurance in Schwerin, of which over 5,300 in the manufacturing sector. There about 1,000 artisan enterprises in the city. Some 1,000 men and women work in the Schwerin Industrial Park alone.
|Facts & Figures on the residential and working location
As of 30th July 2017, the State Capital Schwerin has a population of 99,246. The average age is 46.5 years.
The proportion of foreigners is 6.6 %. They come from more than 100 countries. The unemployment rate (2017) is 8.6%
||In Schwerin, there are a total of 46 child daycare centres provided by 16 organisations with 1,231 nursery places, 2,963 daycare places and 2,511 after-school places as well as 61 daycare personnel with 293 childcare places (2016)
Overall, in the 2016/2017 school year in Schwerin there are 28 schools providing general education with 10,265 pupils, including nine independent schools with a total of 2,736 pupils.
In addition, there are also 4 private colleges here with about 1,000 students.
||The city of Schwerin maintains a large number of leisure facilities. These include playgrounds and sports fields, an indoor swimming pool, a zoo, diverse parks, museums and galleries.
Local public transport in Schwerin offers a good route network with trams and buses. In addition, there are several stations served by the regional rail network, while the Main Railway Station connects to the long-distance railway service of the Deutsche Bahn.
Overall, the State Capital Schwerin offers a good infrastructure and medical care as well as diverse shopping facilities.