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Labour minister moots community service for long-term jobless

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Labour minister moots community service for long-term jobless
Photo: DPA
08:51 CEST+02:00
Federal Labour Minister Ursula von der Leyen on Monday presented a new plan to give community service jobs to some 33,000 unemployed with “miserable” placement chances.

“This is about those who have really miserable chances of finding a regular job,” the conservative Christian Democrat told daily Bild.

“Everyone gets a chance," she said. "It shows that we are serious about offering employment.”

The Bürgerarbeit, or community service, would include tasks such as park and street maintenance.

Workers in the three-year programme would serve 30-hour weekly shifts, grossing €900 per month.

Tax deductions, such as that for unemployment insurance, would be minimal for these workers, the paper reported.

 
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