German Bunderagentur für Arbeit to create program to teach German, provide easier access to labour market
Friday, November 02, 2012
The German Federal Labour Agency (BA, Bundesagentur für Arbeit) is preparing to create a special program destined to ease access to youth (18 to 35 years of age) of EU countries to the German labour market. The announcement was made on Monday and the program is expected to start in 2013, costing 40 million euros per year. Administrator Raimund Becker of the BA explained that German language courses will be funded, "which is important because the German language is the largest obstacle to access for these young foreigners" to the labour market in the country. Furthermore, the program must also bear the costs of recognizing the diplomas from courses in other countries in Germany.