Certified work experience

Many people acquire professional knowledge and skills during their working life. They often cannot prove these acquired competences with a formal document, e.g. a certificate. In order to accelerate the validation (that means: to establish the value of something) of non-formally and informally acquired knowledge in Germany, the German Confederation of Skilled Crafts (ZDH) and the Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce (DIHK) have developed the project “Valikom Transfer” (duration until 10/2024) together with the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). In this project, non-formally and informally acquired knowledge is identified. Vocational experts then assess whether the… Read More

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The minimum wage rises to twelve euros

More than six million people— that is 22 per cent of all employees—in Germany will get more money: the statutory minimum wage per hour will be twelve euros from 1 October—a good ten per cent more than the previously applicable 10.45 euros. In addition, the earnings threshold for mini-jobbers will rise to 520 euros. More at https://www.bundesregierung.de/breg-de/suche/12-euro-mindestlohn-2006858 tun22091303 www.tuenews.de Die Industrie- und Handelskammer (IHK) in Reutlingen. Foto: tünews INTERNATIONAL / Martin Klaus.        14,784 total views,  3 views today

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Central office checks: Certificate evaluation for Ukrainian university degrees

Anyone who wants to work in Germany faces the problem of proving their qualifications. For refugees who studied in Ukraine and have a university degree, there is a specialized contact point for this. Those who want to document their university degree obtained in Ukraine can contact the Central Office for Foreign Education (ZAB). The Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Länder in the Federal Republic of Germany (KMK) points this out. The ZAB will then issue an official document that provides information on which educational and professional degree a person has acquired and which… Read More

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Many refugees from Ukraine in regular jobs

More and more refugees from Ukraine have found jobs in Germany that are subject to social insurance contributions. This is reported by Mediendienst Integration, referring to the Federal Employment Agency. According to the report, the number of employees subject to social insurance contributions rose by 47 percent to 84,000 from February to May.So far, many well-qualified refugees have moved to Germany from Ukraine, according to labour market researchers. Approximately half a million migrants from this country have a university degree, 14 percent have vocational training, and 26 percent have higher education. The refugees have a high educational level compared to… Read More

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New project aims to prepare LGBT*IQ refugees for the world of work

A network of 250 large companies has launched a new mentoring programme to prepare LGBT*IQ refugees for entering the world of work. The programme aims to give them access to new employment opportunities. The term LGBT*IQ covers people with same-sex or bisexual orientation as well as transgender, intersex and queer identities. The special support of these refugees seems to be of particular importance to the members of the initiative “Tent Partnership for Refugees (Tent)“, as people with same-sex orientation are criminalised in almost 70 countries, and in nine countries they even face the death penalty. There are no official figures,… Read More

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Changing jobs–this is how to do it without hassle

By Brigitte Gisel Workers are in demand in many sectors. So, the chances of finding a new job that pays better and offers new perspectives are quite good. But if you want to change employers, you have to follow a few rules. You can’t quit from one day to the next. How quickly you can leave your old job to start somewhere else is regulated by labour law. The notice periods that apply to employees are usually stated in the employment contract or the applicable collective agreement. The usual notice period is four weeks to the 15th of the month… Read More

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Changing jobs–this is how to do it without hassle

By Brigitte Gisel Workers are in demand in many sectors. So, the chances of finding a new job that pays better and offers new perspectives are quite good. But if you want to change employers, you have to follow a few rules. You can’t quit from one day to the next. How quickly you can leave your old job to start somewhere else is regulated by labour law. The notice periods that apply to employees are usually stated in the employment contract or the applicable collective agreement. The usual notice period is four weeks to the 15th of the month… Read More

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Employment of Refugees: a “Job Engine” Offered by German Companies

Since 2015, the employment of refugees in German companies has had a very positive impact on the competitiveness of these companies. This is the result of the study under the title “From ‘refugee crisis’ to job engine: An analysis of the experience of German companies in integrating refugees” by the non-profit organization “Tent Partnership for Refugees” and the research institute “DIW Econ”. For the first time, this study analyses the experiences of 100 medium-sized and large German companies, three-quarters of these companies hired refugees for the first time in 2015. According to the study, 64 percent of the companies state… Read More

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Minimum Wage will be Increased Incrementally

 Official employees on statutory minimum wage will earn extra money this year. In other words, the official minimum wage in Germany will be increased. This rule has been decided by the Bundestag. In July, the minimum wage will be raised from 9.82 euros to 10.45 euros per hour. On October 1st of 2022, the gross minimum wage will be raised to 12 euros. Currently, around six million people in Germany receive income by way of minimum wage. According to the Federal Minister of Labour and Social Affairs Hubertus Heil (SPD) in the Bundestag, women and employees in the eastern part… Read More

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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 from other support programs. Low-income earners include persons who earn less than 26,000 euros gross or, together with their spouse or partner, less than 40,000 euros gross per year. The… Read More

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