Osnabrück. The long-term unemployed experience particular difficulties in the labor market, which is beneficial when governments act for them. But the basic income model of Berlin is not the right choice. A comment
To put it bluntly: the concept has nothing to do with the unconditional basic income that people should receive without working. On the other hand, the Berlin model trains most of the people affected in public jobs created especially for them. If they can not find another job after the five-year funding period, they will continue to work for an indefinite period – good for the long-term unemployed, but expensive for the state and therefore the taxpayer .
In addition, the model is only for people who have not worked between one and three years – not in particularly severe cases. However, it is positive that, contrary to the so-called jobs with one euro, the tariff or the minimum wage is paid.
However, according to the tariff, the Opportunity to Participate Act also pays. Another advantage of the federal government model is that it includes people who have been unemployed for six years. What is promising is also that more private companies are participating, so in the real economy. If these offers offer jobs that would actually be streamlined, we must congratulate them.
It is true that the federal government relies on the law to take advantage of opportunities for participation instead of basic solidarity income. According to the Federal Agency for Employment, 21,300 long-term unemployed have already been placed in jobs during the first six months. However, care must be taken that these are promising jobs.