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Vertragsbeziehungen zwischen Jobcentern und Arbeitslosen

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"Integration agreements are public-law contracts between job seekers and job centers or employment agencies. They are intended to structure the labor market integration process by enhancing transparency and mutual commitment in the relationship between the job center and the jobseeker. Integration agreements specify job placement objectives, claimant activities to find work, and the support that the job center provides to assist labor market integration. Moreover, the agreements inform about financial sanctions imposed if claimants fail to meet the requirements. How do caseworkers assess integration agreements and what role do integration agreements play in placement and counselling? This report presents the results of an online survey among case managers in several German job centers. The survey was part of a larger research project on effects and effect mechanisms of integration agreements. The results show that caseworkers feel integration agreements to be part of activation policies. However, they do mostly not think that integration agreements have a positive impact on integration processes. The scope of integration agreements and their lack of comprehensibility for beneficiaries are assessed critically. In addition, the instrument is not considered as equally useful for all benefit recipients." (Author's abstract, IAB-Doku) ((en))

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Bernhard, Sarah; Freier, Carolin; Ramos Lobato, Philipp; Senghaas, Monika; Stephan, Gesine (2019): Vertragsbeziehungen zwischen Jobcentern und Arbeitslosen * Eingliederungsvereinbarungen aus Sicht von Arbeitsvermittlerinnen und Arbeitsvermittlern. (IAB-Forschungsbericht, 02/2019), .
 

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