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Heil – Obligation to work for asylum seekers is sensible in particular person instances

Federal Labor Minister Heil meets Ukrainian workers Federal Labor Minister Heil meets Ukrainian workers

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In particular person instances it is sensible to make use of folks in collective lodging in the course of the lengthy ready interval, in accordance with Labor Minister Hubertus Heil. But that isn’t sustainable. For long-term integration into work, he depends on the “Jobturbo” – its successes are nonetheless a very long time coming.

Federal Labor Minister Hubertus Heil believes {that a} work requirement for asylum seekers is sensible in particular person instances. “It is current law that municipalities can oblige asylum seekers who live in shared accommodation to do community service work. In individual cases it may also make sense to employ people in collective accommodation during the sometimes long waiting period,” stated the SPD politician to the “Bild” newspaper. However, he added that sustainable integration into the labor market wouldn’t be attainable.

In the Saale-Orla district in jap Thuringia, asylum seekers are to be required to work 4 hours per day. The foundation is a corresponding regulation within the Asylum Seekers Benefits Act, as a district spokesman stated on Tuesday. The refugees are purported to do easy jobs for 80 cents per hour. If they refuse, they face a financial lower of as much as 180 euros per thirty days.

Paragraph 5 of the Asylum Seekers Benefits Act states: “Those who are able to work but are not gainfully entitled to benefits and who are no longer of compulsory school age are obliged to take up a job opportunity that is made available to them.”

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Heil stated his objective was to get individuals who had discovered safety right here into long-term work topic to social safety contributions. “That’s why I’m relying on the job turbo, with which we can intensify the support provided by the job centers, determine the skills and qualifications of the refugees and thus make concrete job offers.”

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A very good three months after the beginning of the “job turbo” to hurry up the combination of refugees into the labor market, in accordance with a media report, the Federal Employment Agency (BA) has but to report any seen success amongst Ukrainians.

The charge of departure of Ukrainian girls from unemployment into employment in January was 1.2 % on common, even decrease than a 12 months in the past at 1.7 %, the Düsseldorf “Rheinische Post” reported in mid-February. The charge amongst Ukrainian males additionally fell, from 3.4 in January 2023 to 2.4 % in January 2024.