Recent Press Releases
The labour market in July 2017
Unemployment is increasing due to time of year
Specialists for Germany: BA and GIZ gain the 1,000th carer from abroad
Project Triple Win serves as success model
Annelie Buntenbach is new Chairwoman of the Board of Governors
Annelie Buntenbach, member of the Federal Executive Board of the German Federation of Trade Unions (DGB), took over as Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Employment Agency (BA) as of 01 July 2017. The Board of Governors elected her during its session on 23 June 2017.
The labour market in June 2017
Weaker development at the end of spring upturn
Well qualified – less likely to be unemployed
New figures from the BA confirm the effect of training and qualification
The labour market in May 2017
Continuously favourable development
The labour market in April 2017
Good growth continues
Undiscovered career choices – Girls Day and Boys Day 2017
Michaela will become a mechatronics technician. Stephan is training to become an old-age carer. And why not? There has been a Girls Day taking place since 2001 with a Boys Day a later addition.
Detlef Scheele is new Chairman of the Executive Board of the Federal Employment Agency – Valerie Holsboer becomes member of the Executive Board
With effect from 1 April 2017 Detlef Scheele has taken over as Chairman of the Executive Board of the Federal Employment Agency. He succeeds Frank-Jürgen Weise who is retiring from the position after 15 years on the Executive Board. In addition Valerie Holsboer is joining the BA Executive Board.
The labour market in March 2017
Spring upturn stronger than usual
One-stop shop for Child Benefit - Family Benefits Office prepares for two million additional child benefit cases
For most people in Germany the Family Benefits Office is the first contact they have with the Federal Employment Agency (BA). For many of them it's also their only and longest contact. The BA's Family Benefits Office is currently responsible for paying Child Benefit for over 14 million children. But that's not all. Over two million child benefit cases where at least one of the parents works in the public sector are handled by approximately 5,500 Family Benefit Offices of the Federal Government, state governments and local authorities.
“Together for Training”: The Federal Employment Agency’s “2017 Week of Training” gets under way
“Together for Training” is the theme of this year’s Week of Training, which started today and is organised by the Federal Employment Agency (BA). From 27 to 31 March, Regional Directorates, Employment Agencies and jobcenters will be promoting the dual system of vocational training on a regional level and providing information on career paths and vocational training pathways.
The labour market in February 2017
Continuing positive growth
Federal Employment Agency terminates ROBASO IT project
The diverse nature of the Federal Employment Agency's work means that the Agency's information technology systems and processes are very complex. Approximately 120 in-house developed IT processes support functions such as work placements, handling incentive measures and the payment of benefits such as unemployment benefit.
The labour market in January 2017
Positive trends at start of year
Brings us further: The new website of the Federal Employment Agency
Contemporary look, clear navigation, a wide range of information on offer: www.arbeitsagentur.de has recently been seen in a new design.
The labour market in 2016
Labour market continues to develop positively with moderate economic growth
The labour market in December 2016
Positive development at the end of the year
More money for children in 2017
From January 2017 child benefit and child allowance will be increased
Changes from 1 January 2017
Recipients of Unemployment Benefit I and Unemployment Benefit II to be supported by Employment Agencies - www.arbeitsagentur.de- Recipients of Unemployment Benefit I and Unemployment Benefit II to be supported by Employment Agencies