In the context of the Corona pandemic, unemployment and especially long-term unemployment has risen sharply. In order to reduce unemployment again, a variety of efforts are necessary.
For this reason, the call for "outreach stabilisation counselling" promotes a counselling structure to support the former long-term unemployed in solving any problems that may arise after taking up employment at an early stage and to counteract the termination or cancellation of the new employment relationship. The offer is aimed at companies that have taken on an unemployed person.
As a result of the Corona pandemic, long-term unemployment has risen sharply and the chances of the long-term unemployed to take up employment subject to social security contributions have worsened.
A competition is therefore being held to find good ideas and committed people who can build up a new business field related to the digital and/or sustainable recovery of the economy and in the process create sustainable employment prospects for the long-term unemployed.
The Ministry will fund the development and implementation of the strategy for setting up an idea as well as the hiring and training of a long-term unemployed person with a maximum of 50,000 euros.
Many people lost their jobs and/or were unable to take up employment during the pandemic. This particularly affected sectors that were restricted by the contact restriction and other measures to protect the population and contain the pandemic.
New hires in times of the pandemic often involve a lot of extra work for employers. Additional occupational health and safety measures must be taken in the companies.
Therefore, companies with fewer than 50 employees are to be supported with a one-time lump sum of 1,500 euros for familiarisation when hiring a person who has received benefits under Social Code Book II or has been long-term unemployed within the meaning of § 18 Social Code Book III. The training allowance can be applied for six months after a new hire if the employment relationship continues.
The effects of the coronavirus pandemic on the labour market affect immigrants (especially people from South Eastern European, Central and Eastern European countries) to a particular extent.
The state government therefore promotes projects that counteract the effects of the coronavirus pandemic for this target group and support people in their (re)integration into qualification, training and work. The focus is on the individual needs of the people. However, the measures should also be oriented towards the regional labour market and the offers and structures already available to support the target group in the municipality or region.
One project can be funded in each district or independent city.