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Press Releases

Press Information of the Federal Employment Agency (Bundesagentur für Arbeit - BA)

Recent Press Releases

18 May 2020 | Press Release No. 30
Fake malware emails being sent to employers

The Federal Employment Agency (BA) would like to warn employers about fraudulent emails that are currently in circulation.

15 May 2020 | Press Release No. 29
Temporary extension of eligibility period for unemployment benefits – extension to be automatically approved

Today, on 15 May 2020, the Upper and Lower Houses of the German Parliament discussed and passed a second welfare package (Sozialschutzpaket II), including the extension of unemployment benefits. The law will be published in the Federal Law Gazette over the coming week.

05 May 2020 | Press Release No. 28
Short-time working allowance secures jobs but is not instant liquidity support for companies

Around 750,000 companies have reported plans to reduce their employees’ working hours since the beginning of March. Many of them are claiming short-time working allowance for the first time. This is leading to several questions and sometimes even uncertainty when it comes to claiming such payments, as discovered by the Federal Employment Agency (BA) in recent telephone consultations. Their questions range from the reporting process to the transfer of short-time working allowance.
That is why we have provided some answers to frequently asked questions about the requirements, the process and the settlement of short-time working allowance.


Monthly press conference of the Federal Employment Agency on german labor market trend

Next press conference

01 July 2020

10:00 AM

Regensburger Straße 104, 90478 Nürnberg

Follow-up appointments

30 July 2020

01 September 2020

Live-Streams and press conference recordings in German are available in the audio archive.