As an employer, you can give long-term unemployed people the chance of a new start in working life through employment subject to social insurance contributions by creating suitable jobs in your company and actively supporting your new employees during their induction. The aim is to enable your new employee to participate in working life and to keep him or her in your company for as long as possible after the end of the subsidy. To this end, the Job Centre can reimburse a large part of your wage costs for the first 5 years, and will also finance coaching and provide you with a budget for any necessary further training. Wage subsidy for up to 5 years The job centre can grant you subsidies towards wage costs for a maximum of 5 years. The wage cost subsidy is paid monthly and amounts to 100 percent in the 1st and 2nd year of support, 90% in the third year, in the 4th year 80 percent and in the 5th subsidy year 70 per cent of the minimum wage according to the Minimum Wage Act. If you, as an employer, are bound by a collective agreement or church labour law regulations or refer to a relevant collective agreement, your subsidy will be calculated on the basis of the wage actually paid. 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 Centre will pay the costs of coaching for a maximum of 5 years, which supports your previously long-term unemployed employees, for example, with problems at the new workplace, in the family or with difficulties in organising everyday life. This makes it easier for your new employees to get used to everyday working life after a long period of unemployment. The 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. However, you must release your sponsored employee from work for the coaching in the first year of the sponsorship, in the case of coaching during working hours with continued payment of the salary. The coaching needs are 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 special requirements that you or your company place on the personnel. However, the professional training is not part of the coaching. The coach will involve you if necessary and will be available to you as a contact person for questions concerning the sponsored employee. Further training costs Upon application, the Jobcenter will also reimburse you up to EUR 3,000 for necessary further training (course costs) during employment, but also for in-house further training. In addition, your employees can be reimbursed for additional travel costs and additional costs for childcare incurred during further training. The decision on whether to subsidise further training costs is at the discretion of the Job Centre. You do not have a legal claim to the subsidy. Internship The subsidy provides that within the subsidized employment relationship, internships can also be completed outside of your company with another employer.