Today's TGS Gesellschaft für Strukturentwicklung und Beschäftigung was founded in 1991 as TGS Trägergesellschaft Schiffbau. TGS acted as a holding company of job creation companies for former employees of the shipyards and their suppliers (German Engineering And Shipbuilding Corporation, Rostock). In 2004 the GSA Gesellschaft für Struktur- und Arbeitsmarktentwicklung arose from the TGS.

TGS' shareholder are the Employer Association Nordmetall, the Metal Industrial Union as well as the GSA Gesellschaft für Struktur- und Arbeitsmarktentwicklung. The TGS' business areas and projects are based on the shareholder's consensus principle that is practised from the very first and they aim for creating and securing jobs.