From personal experience we now know how though it can be, being released, sent to Kurzarbeit or starting to doubt the safety of your position. From our network we experience that the market is slowly getting back on track, but the Kurzarbeit has just been extended to the end of 2021. Sounds dark and frightening? Well there is hope.
In every crisis there is also a chance for change, in Germany we gave this opportunity a name with 28 letters: Qualifizierungschancengesetz.
This law, passed by the end of 2018, allows employees, companies and those who require more digital knowledge alike to apply for federal funding and support. Not only can the full fees for classes be covered, there is also an option that your salary will be subsidized plus you can get additional support for child care and transportation.
This sounds amazing? There is more to come. Starting October, this law targets especially those of you who are put into Kurzarbeit, threatened to lose their job due to absence of digital skills or a degree. Small and medium enterprises (SME) can get up to 100% of costs returned by the Bundesagentur für Arbeit*.If you want to learn more, our Career Advisor Jost is a former agent of the Bundesagentur für Arbeit and would be happy to talk to you about your options. Book a meeting directly over our website.Also stay tuned for more information on the job market and interesting insights. We interviewed Omkar Pimple (Acting Mobile Function Lead at N26), Sven Hellmann (Recruiter & People Analytics Manager at Flacconi) and Jannis Eller (Co-Founder of Jomigo) on the current situation of the job market, advices for job seekers and more hope in this crazy times.
*Source: Förderung der beruflichen Weiterbildung – Hier finden Sie Informationen zur Weiterbildung und Förderung der beruflichen Laufbahn