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Source: DGB – Bundesvorstand 05.11.2020 Corona pandemic Mini-jobbers are among the big losers of the crisis They are not entitled to short-time work benefits and are therefore laid off more quickly: Hundreds of thousands of mini-jobbers have lost their jobs as a result of the Corona crisis, especially in the badly shaken events and gastronomy sectors . Around half of those who only had a mini-job in 2019 were without work in spring 2020. But that is not the only reason why we urgently need reform.

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“In view of the crisis, a smart roadmap must now be jointly developed that will lead us out of this vicious circle of precarious employment in the medium term.” Anja Piel, DGB board member

Especially in a recession like the current one, mini-jobbers are quickly thrown out the door. Compared to the previous year, the number fell by 12 percent in June 2020, which corresponds to around 850,000 jobs. The decline in jobs subject to social insurance was only 0.2 percent. DIW Berlin published these figures this week: “At the latest with this study, it must be clear to everyone: mini-jobs are not crisis-proof and that is why a strategy for more employment subject to social insurance is urgently needed instead of an expansion”, says DGB board member Anja Piel. “The Union must put an end to the debate about raising the mini-job limit immediately. This proposal is a labor market policy wisp and would subsequently catapult millions more people out of social security. Mini-jobs lead to dequalification and poverty in old age and they also fuel the shortage of skilled workers. In view of the crisis, we must now jointly develop a smart roadmap that will lead us out of this vicious circle of precarious employment in the medium term. That dictates the labor market and social reason.

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