Programme to reduce long-term unemployment

This programme aimed to integrate long-term unemployed persons at the margins of the labour market, and claiming benefits under Book II of the Social Code, into the general labour market on a lasting basis.

This was to be achieved by:

  • Specifically recruiting companies for the programme, i.e. special teams in the job centres recruit employers for the programme and provide advice and guidance when hiring individuals in the target group
  • Intensive coaching and mentoring of workers once they have taken up employment
  • Providing financial compensation to the employer for the reduced output of the individual worker

Profile of the programme

Target group
  • Unemployed

and also benefit claimants under Book II of the Social Code who are fit for work, long-term unemployed, at least 35 years old and who do not have any admissible vocational training and would probably otherwise not manage to be integrated into the general labour market.

Number of projects

333 jobcenter

Implementation period

2015.05.01 - 2020.12.23

  • Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs
Funding priority

B: Promoting social inclusion, combating poverty and any discrimination

Additional Information

web­site of pro­gramme


Bundesministerium für Arbeit und Soziales

Referat IIc4
10117 Berlin