As an employer, you can give long-term unemployed people the chance of a new career start by employing them in a job that is subject to social insurance contributions. The aim is for you to employ your new employee in your company as permanently as possible, even after the end of the support. To this end, the job centre can reimburse part of your wage costs for the first two years and also finance coaching. Wage subsidy for 2 years The Job Centre can grant you subsidies towards wage costs for 2 years. The wage cost subsidy is paid monthly and amounts to 75 per cent of the regular salary in the 1st year of employment and in the 2nd year of work, 50 percent of the regular wage to be taken into account. The subsidy also covers your employee's social insurance with a flat-rate social insurance contribution (except: contribution to unemployment insurance). You do not receive a subsidy for one-off payments such as Christmas bonuses or holiday pay. Employment support (coaching) In addition, the Job Center will cover the costs of two years of coaching to support your formerly long-term unemployed employees, for example, with problems at the new workplace, in the family, or with difficulties in organizing everyday life. This makes it easier for your new employees to get used to everyday working life again after a long period of unemployment. Your supported employees should take part in this coaching. In principle, the coaching can take place within or outside working hours, at the workplace or at another location. In the first 6 months of the support, you must release your supported employee from work for the coaching, in the case of coaching during working hours with continued payment of the salary. The coaching needs will be determined individually. Your business concerns will be taken into account when scheduling the coaching. The coaching is designed in such a way that it also takes into account the specific requirements that you or your company place on the personnel. However, the coaching does not include the technical training. The coach will involve you if necessary and will be available to you as a contact person for questions concerning the sponsored employee. If necessary, further vocational training can also be promoted. Whether you are eligible for the subsidy is decided solely by your responsible job centre. This means that you have no legal claim to it.