Access to the labour market in Germany

The terminology “labour market” stands for the convergence of the labour supply of private households and the labour demand of companies and the state.

The resulting employment is referred to as full-time employment (average 40 hours per week) or part-time employment (20-30 hours per week). Another field is self-employment (any form of self-employment, entrepreneurs, but also mini-jobs).

As a general rule, access to the labour market takes the form of written and telephone applications for vacancies and initiative applications. Another possibility is an internship or trainee/volunteer with the aim of convincing the employer of their own qualities.


* Information provided by the Competences+ partner blinc eG, Germany.