# Training and specialised skills
Providing basic and advanced training to your own employees is advantageous to all involved and is becoming increasingly important given the growing competition for skilled workers. Here you will find an overview of information about training and skills certification, as well as relevant government services.To Services
As a non-profit organisation or association, you can apply for funding for an integration measure for late repatriates under certain conditions.
If your company belongs to the main construction trade or has the same status and you have work absences during the so-called bad weather period, you can receive winter allowance under certain conditions and thus partially compensate for the loss of pay of your employees.
If your company belongs to the construction industry or is treated as such and your employees work in a weather-dependent job, you can, under certain conditions, receive additional winter allowance and pay it to your employees.
If there is a temporary, unavoidable loss of work in your company, short-time allowance can be paid in full or in part for your employees. The loss of earnings is partially compensated for by short-time allowance and is intended to avoid dismissals.
If your company has to permanently reduce its workforce due to restructuring, you can receive temporary short-time allowance for these employees, which partially compensates for the loss of earnings during this period and supports the search for new employment.
If your company belongs to the construction industry or an equivalent company and you have work stoppages during the so-called bad weather period, you can partially compensate for the loss of earnings of your employees with seasonal short-time allowance.