MIL OSI Translation. Region: Germany / Deutschland –
Source: Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs Hubertus Heil, Federal Minister of Labor and Social Affairs, on the labor market figures in September 2020: “The current figures from the Federal Labor Agency show a labor market that is slowly stabilizing. In September the number of unemployed people fell by 108,000 compared to the previous month. The unemployment rate is 6.2 percent. According to initial projections, around 4.2 million employees received short-time work benefits in July, around 400,000 fewer than in June and 1.7 million fewer than in May. However, the crisis is not over yet. The effects of the corona pandemic are weakening. But the consequences of structural change in industry are becoming increasingly clear. That is why we have to give the economy and employees security in times of change with further qualifications. That is the key to ensuring that Germany remains competitive in the long term and that as many people as possible remain in employment. Short-time work in particular can be used sensibly for further qualification. We will also need short-time work in the coming year. We secure jobs and give companies planning security. Because they need the skilled workers in the companies so that they can get going again after the crisis and get the economy going. We also focus on the placement of young people in apprenticeships. We must not allow the pandemic to lead to a “Corona training class”. For this purpose, we have made the new federal training bonus and the federal training bonus available. These bonuses support companies that, despite short-time working or a sharp drop in sales during the crisis, hold on to their training quota or even increase it. That must be rewarded. “
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