Promotion for Inclusive Working Market

In December 2014 in major German magazines and newspapers the Federal Ministry for Work and Social Affairs published full-page advertisements showing data which promote inclusive employment. Background is the specific German situation concerning skills shortage, which offers chances for persons who are often neglected by the employment market yet.   Indeed, the data is most interesting:

  • 37% of German enterprises fear skills shortage.
  • 65% of German enterprises have good or excellent experiences with disabled  employees,
  • 59% of unemployed seriously disabled persons have training qualifications or university degrees,
  • 179.000 seriously disabled persons are unemployed

A so called “inclusion check” is offered which provides inspiration, guidelines and an interactive tool for inclusion. Supported employment is one of the support tools offered to enterprises.

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(Karin Drda-Kühn/ACW, 29.12.2014)