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 emergencies can also be dealt with. The Service Point is open Monday to Thursday from 8am to 12pm and 1.30pm to 3.30pm, and on Fridays from 8am to 12pm. During… Read More

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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 do their work at this pace.“ For bosses, what counts above all is to manage the workload in the allotted time. “You really have to step on it” – he… Read More

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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 as excursions in and around Tübingen and workshops in the areas of sport, art or culture. DUNJA is funded by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Integration Baden-Wuerttemberg. Families can… Read More

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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 topics such as employment contract, wages, worktime, vacation, termination, and insurance. Interpreters for Arabic, Farsi and English will be translating. Questions can be asked in those languages. The counseling center… Read More

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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 contact points nationwide. They offer consultation and information to all questions and show possibilities for funding. One of them is in Tübingen, more information is available under https://team-training.de/ All contact… Read More

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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 she can apply for unemployment benefits. To do so, one must first immediately register with the employment agency as a job seeker. Depending on how long you worked before losing… Read More

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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 tax office then calculates whether someone will get money back. Of the 25.5 million people who were not self-employed in Germany in 2016, 13.7 million filed a tax return for… Read More

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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 up their own businesses did not necessarily want to become self-employed. The trigger for the so-called emergency start-ups was their significantly worse chances on the labour market. Moreover, 19 percent… Read More

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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, they are not just sending one vehicle with three people. On collection tours, the Tafel must send a refrigerated sprinter and an escort vehicle with two people. Interested parties can… Read More

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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, they are not just sending one vehicle with three people. On collection tours, the Tafel must send a refrigerated sprinter and an escort vehicle with two people. Interested parties can… Read More

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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 or students at dual universities in Baden-Württemberg are entitled to five days of educational leave during their entire training or study period. Anyone wishing to continue their professional education must… Read More

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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 East. Not only has the work day gotten longer for many people, but the working methods have also adapted: The researchers found that there are more e-mails being send internally,… Read More

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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 break of at least 30 minutes if the working time is between four and a half to six hours, and 60 minutes if work exceeds six hours. No dangerous or… Read More

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