As an employer, you intend a change in operations with permanent job cuts. You and the works representation (works council) take part in a transfer consultation with the Federal Employment Agency and apply for funding for participation in transfer measures for your affected employees. You then receive a subsidy from the Federal Employment Agency for transfer measures. The subsidised measures are intended to help your former employees to integrate into other companies or to facilitate their transition to self-employment. You can apply for funding for the following measures: Measures, such as tests, to determine the performance capacity, labour market opportunities and qualification needs of the workforce ("profiling"). job application or orientation seminars, which offer targeted help with job applications and job searches external placement ("outplacement counselling") Short qualification measures, for example practical further training in crafts without theory or imparting basic knowledge for a new profession Internships Continuation of training for apprentices Business start-up advice (self-employment) The Federal Employment Agency assumes 50 percent of the costs for transfer measures, up to a maximum of EUR 2,500 per employee. As an employer, you initially pay for the transfer measures in advance. The subsidy is paid to you retroactively. You can apply for transfer measures for employees whose jobs are permanently lost. Once you have received financial support for a transfer measure, you can usually also apply for transfer short-time allowance for your employees. Ask your employment agency for advice on this.