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Münsterland Regional Agency

An attractive economic region needs sustainable companies and qualified employees. This is what the Münsterland Regional Agency is working for. It strengthens employees, employers, job seekers and all other stakeholders to make the labour market in Münsterland even better.

The Münsterland Regional Agency provides an overview of labour market policy support instruments, concepts, programmes and projects. It shows companies what opportunities are available and how versatile they are - and also provides support with applications for them. As an interface in labour market policy between the region, the state of NRW and the EU, it also provides information on current topics and creates points of view. The focus is on digitalisation and the recruitment of skilled workers, but also on the social aspects of the labour market such as fair pay and inclusive employment.

With financial support from the state of North Rhine-Westphalia and the European Social Fund:


Update on the Corona pandemic

The Corona pandemic leads to massive restrictions in public life and poses great challenges for all of us. Events - including those of the Münsterland Regional Agency, of course - are no longer taking place. Instead, new formats, especially digital ones, are becoming increasingly important and are replacing face-to-face exchanges wherever possible.

We in the Münsterland Regional Agency team are therefore doing our best to support the region in these difficult times, for example with our advisory services on the topics of the education cheque, counselling on potential and unternehmensWert:Mensch. We also continue to work on facilitating projects that give Münsterland new economic impetus and will be more important than ever in the future. And we continue to develop concepts, strategies and instruments to be prepared for anything in the future and to be there when public life slowly returns to normal.

The latest information on Corona can be found here on the special page of the NRW Ministry of Health, and daily updates from the state government can be found here. You can access the Corona Dashboard for NRW here.

Stay healthy!

Your team from the Münsterland Regional Agency

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Online seminar "Digitalisation in the crisis": Video online

As a result of the Corona pandemic, many restaurateurs as well as food producers and traders have had to rethink and are reinventing themselves in the crisis. Courage and creativity are important qualities that are currently paying off. Using digitalisation profitably is therefore the order of the day. This is where the funding programmes of the federal government and the state come in, which support the development of new business models. In an online seminar, the Münsterland-Siegel, Münsterland e.V. and Dehoga Westfalen provided further information on the funding opportunities.

Those interested can watch the video again here.

Information on short-time allowance and emergency aid from the state of NRW

Gesellschaft für innovative Beschäftigungsförderung mbH: The G.I.B. NRW provides companies, the self-employed and multipliers with an overview of financial support options for companies and the self-employed on its website for easier orientation.

Federal Employment Agency: Information for companies on short-time allowance is available here and here, and explanatory videos are also available.

ESF in NRW: Information for grant recipients and tips on Corona virus and the implementation of labour policy programmes in North Rhine-Westphalia can be found here.

Extending short-time allowance in good time - Information from the employment agencies

The Employment Agency points out how important it is to extend the notification of short-time work in good time if necessary. Companies that are still in need of short-time work can easily extend their notification by sending it informally by post or e-mail to the Employment Agency. The following information must be provided so that it can be correctly assigned and quickly processed:

  • Indication of the short-time allowance number
  • Until when should the notification be extended?
  • Name the total number of employees (divided into employees subject to social security contributions and marginal part-time employees).
  • Reasons for extending short-time work

Currently, an extension is possible for a further six months up to a maximum of 12 months. Due to a planned change in the law, however, this is to be extended to a maximum of 24 months in future, writes the Employment Agency.

Aus(bildungs)checker: Because training pays off

The son disappears for hours in the workshop? The daughter prefers to be on the construction site? The best prerequisite for an apprenticeship! In order to get even more pupils interested in precisely this educational path, the Münsterland Regional Agency, together with the NRW Training Consensus, has launched the "Aus(bildungs)checker" campaign. This campaign is not only aimed at young people, but also explicitly at their parents. It informs about the advantages of vocational training and wants to encourage parents to support their child in this decision for the future.

Aus(bildungs)checker: Marvin Alex-Rohde and his father Rainer Aus(bildungs)checker: Marvin Alex-Rohde and his father Rainer
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Even more topics...

Much more information, for example on the topics of digitalisation, skilled workers, qualifications and information, can be found on the following pages: