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  • Employment of refugees: a “job engine” for German companies
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    Employment of refugees: a “job engine” for German companies

    The employment of refugees in German companies since 2015 has had a very positive impact on the market opportunities of these companies. This is the result of the study “From ‘refugee crisis’ to job engine: An analysis of the experience of German companies in integrating refugees” by the non-profit organisation “Tent Partnership for Refugees” and the research institute DIW Econ. This study analyses for the first time the experiences of...
  • Minimum wage to be increased in stages
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    Minimum wage to be increased in stages

    Employees on statutory minimum wage will earn more money this year. The minimum wage, i.e. the lower wage limit applicable in Germany, will be increased. This has now been decided by the Bundestag. In July, the minimum wage will rise from the current 9.82 euros to 10.45 euros. From October 1, the gross minimum wage will be 12 euros. Currently, around six million people in Germany receive a minimum wage....
  • Grant for the recognition of foreign professional qualifications
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    Grant for the recognition of foreign professional qualifications

    Anyone who wants to have professional qualifications acquired abroad recognized in Germany and does not receive financial support from the Employment Agency or the Job Center can apply for a recognition grant. The grant is aimed at employees who have lived in Germany for at least three months, work below their completed qualification and have a low income. In addition, they may not receive financial support for the recognition process...
  • Basic income support for refugees from Ukraine as of June 1
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    Basic income support for refugees from Ukraine as of June 1

    Refugees from Ukraine are entitled to basic welfare benefits in Germany if they are registered, able to work, between 15 and 67 years old and in need of assistance. This was decided by the German government on April 7. According to the German Social Security Code (§ 9 SGB II), a person is in need of assistance if he or she is unable to secure his or her own livelihood...
  • Mira: Help with trouble at work
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    Mira: Help with trouble at work

    The counseling center "Mira - Mit Recht bei der Arbeit" helps migrants who have problems at their workplace. It offers people who came to Germany from outside the EU support in integrating into the labor market. The nearest counseling center is in Stuttgart, but it is also possible to make an appointment in Tübingen. The counseling is free of charge. In recent years, many people have come to Germany, and...
  • Speed dating for apprenticeships
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    Speed dating for apprenticeships

    35 companies from Tübingen and the surrounding area are looking for apprentices for the years 2022, 2023 and 2024. The companies from all kinds of sectors will present themselves at the speed dating day on Tuesday, April 12, at Tübingen’s Sparkassen Carré. Students who are looking for an apprenticeship, a dual study position or a place for a voluntary social year (FSJ) can register online until Friday, April 1, at...
  • Key to integration
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    Key to integration

    In August 2021, for the first time, more than 500,000 people with refugee backgrounds in Germany were employed: 436,000 were subject to social security contributions, and about 73,000 were part-time employees. These figures were announced by "Mediendienst Integration". The integration of refugees into the labor market has, therefore, been faster compared to the previous years, as demonstrated by comparative figures from the Institute for Employment Research (IAB). Jobs, education and...
  • In 2022, the minimum wage will be increased in several steps
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    In 2022, the minimum wage will be increased in several steps

    In 2022, the minimum wage will be increased twice. As from January 1, the minimum wage will be increased from 9.60 to 9.82 euros per hour. In July 2022, the minimum wage will rise again from 9.82 to 10.45 euros. In addition, the new federal government plans to raise the minimum wage to 12 euros per hour. As the responsible Federal Minister of Labor, Hubertus Heil, told the media a...
  • Free application photos at the fair
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    Free application photos at the fair

    There is a small training fair on Friday, October 8, from 3 to 6 pm. It is in the rooms of “Kiosk” in Tübingen's Poststraße 10. Teenagers and young people up to 27 years of age can inform themselves about training opportunities at local handicraft businesses and possibly get a training position for this year. They can also have their application photos taken free of charge and receive information and...
  • More appointments for interviews at the Job Center
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    More appointments for interviews at the Job Center

    The Tübingen district Job Center at Schleifmühleweg 68 in Tübingen now has more rooms available for on-site personal interviews. However, appointments still have to be booked for these conversations. The Job Center can be reached at 07071 / 56520 or digitally. Those who have an appointment should report to the Service Point. This is a window counter outside the building. There, concerns such as identity checks, registration after absence and...
  • Help not permitted
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    Help not permitted

    Work on the assembly line is tough. Many people in Germany work in the low-cost sector, for example in packaging, in the warehouse or in the production of large companies. Those who are employed by a temporary employment agency often have to to jobs like these. Sameer from Iraq is one of them. He reports that many employees suffer from the working conditions. “Without energy drinks, most of them cannot...
  • Support for young people and their families
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    Support for young people and their families

    "DUNJA The support for young people and their relatives" is a project to support and promote families and children.The project offers holistic advice on questions, worries and problems that affect the family. Teenagers in the ages 11 to 18 are accompanied individually by the employees of the education provider BBQ Education and Vocational Qualification. In addition to advice, the range of support includes free learning support and leisure activities, such...
  • In four languages: Everything about fair employment
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    In four languages: Everything about fair employment

    Which rights do employees have in Germany? And which duties? Those questions will be answered at an event on fair employment for refugees and migrants. The event is taking place—only for those who registered in advance—on Wednesday, June 23rd at the Rottenburg Rettungszentrum at Sülchenstraße 24 and begins at 5.30pm. Registrations will be accepted until Friday, June 18th via email at kiosk@kit-jugendhilfe.de A solicitor of the association “mira” informs about...
  • Strong at Work: funding for mothers with a migration background
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    Strong at Work: funding for mothers with a migration background

    The Federal Ministry for Families supports mothers with a migration background with its program “Strong at Work”. The program will run until mid-2022. The objective of the program is to support employable mothers individually on their way into employment. Among other things, women receive support in organizing childcare, getting degrees recognized, finding an internship, apprenticeship or job as well as qualification and training for certificate exams. There are about 90...
  • Sudden loss of job
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    Sudden loss of job

    During the corona pandemic, many professionals lost their jobs. Due to the lockdown, many companies are generating lower sales and are therefore cutting jobs. This is also evident in the district of Tübingen: a total of exactly 4527 people were affected by unemployment here in October 2020. This is 38.1% more than in the previous year. Among them are 479 refugees. If someone loses his or her job, he or...
  • It’s worth applying for a tax return
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    It’s worth applying for a tax return

    As a rule, anyone who works in Germany has to pay taxes. The employer pays these taxes directly to the tax office. For many people it is worth filing a tax return every year. Then, for example, they can inform the tax office of their costs for training, for the home office or for transportation to work. They can even apply to claim a flat rate for tax relief. The...
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    An increasing number of migrants are setting up companies

    Whether it's a tailor's shop, hairdresser's, grocery shop or pharmaceutical start-up: people with a migrant background have an entrepreneurial spirit. This is the result of a study conducted by the state-owned development bank KfW. It collects data on business start-ups every year. According to the study, migrants* established about one in four start-ups in 2019 - 160,000 of 605,000 start-ups in total. Around one third of the migrants who set...
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    The Tübinger Tafel needs drivers

    The Tübinger Tafel saves food from being thrown away and gives it away for little money. It is given to people with a BonusCard from the district of Tübingen. These foods are collected from supermarkets, bakeries and manufacturers in and around Tübingen, among others. The Tafel is looking for drivers for this. Once a week, drivers will provide four to seven hours of voluntary, meaning unpaid, driving time. Since Corona,...
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    The Tübinger Tafel needs drivers

    The Tübinger Tafel saves food from being thrown away and gives it away for little money. It is given to people with a BonusCard from the district of Tübingen. These foods are collected from supermarkets, bakeries and manufacturers in and around Tübingen, among others. The Tafel is looking for drivers for this. Once a week, drivers will provide four to seven hours of voluntary, meaning unpaid, driving time. Since Corona,...
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    Paid time for education

    To be successful at work, one should educate oneself further. Employees in Baden-Württemberg are generally entitled to educational time (educational leave). The employer continues to pay their wages or salaries during this time. The entitlement to educational leave only applies if the employees have been employed in a company for at least twelve months. You can take up to five days off every year, less if you work part-time. Apprentices...
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    Longer work days for people working from home

    Due to Covid-19, many people currently work from home. A collaboration between researchers from the Harvard Business School and the New York University now discovered that, on average, these people work 48.5 minutes more each day than before the pandemic. For their study, the researchers looked at the digital working patterns of 3.1 million people from a few thousand companies, which are located in North America, Europe and the Middle...
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    Holiday jobs for young students

    their pocket money during the summer holidays can apply for a holiday job. The following rules should be observed when working: Working hours should not exceed eight hours per day. A maximum of 40 hours with five days in a week is allowed. Working hours may only take place between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. There are, however, deviations for young people aged 16 and over. There must be a...
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