Federal Education Minister Anja Karliczek (CDU) wants to extend the corona transfer bonuses for trainees from insolvent companies by six months until the end of 2021.
The bonus of 3000 euros for small and medium-sized companies is intended to ensure that more trainees from companies that have become insolvent due to the Corona crisis can continue their apprenticeship in another company.
Karliczek told the “Handelsblatt” (Monday) that since the bankruptcy law is currently partially suspended due to the pandemic, it also “makes sense to extend these training bonuses until the end of next year”. “Because only after the special regulations for insolvency law have expired will it become clear how many trainees need a new trainer in order to be able to safely finish their training.”
The takeover bonuses are part of the federal program “Secure apprenticeships”. According to this, small and medium-sized companies will receive a bonus of 2000 euros per new apprentice in this training year if they keep the number of their apprentices constant and 3000 euros if they increase it.
How many companies will benefit from this is still unclear, because the bonuses are only paid after the trial period has ended. The federal government has provided a total of 500 million euros for the Corona training package. Applications must be submitted to the Federal Employment Agency. BERLIN (dpa-AFX)