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Das Arbeitsamt – the transcript

Saturday, September 27th, 2008

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Das Arbeitsamt

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008

Das Arbeitsamt is a name given to the Bundesagentur für Arbeit – the German unemployment agency.

It is responsible for helping unemployed people find jobs and processing their claims for unemployment benefit (Arbeitslosengeld).  It is also possible to go there for career advice.

A separate part of the agency deals with employers, for example when they apply for an employer number in order to take on employees.

Finally, the agency also carries out research into the job market.

The head office is situated in Nuremberg but there are branches in most larger towns.  It is the largest Government agency in Germany, and is mainly funded by social security contributions (Arbeitslosenversicherung).

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