A light-filled workshop in Wiedikon. It smells of wood and glue. Half a dozen workers cut and plane wood frame. There are parts for beehives. 30'000 are produced in this workshop a year. The special feature of this workshop: The workers refer to the social assistance and above all: you are all here voluntarily. Because they are part of the new strategy for the vocational and social Integration of social assistance recipients that took effect in July 2018.
Today is Thursday, the social head of Raphael Golta (SP) presented in a press conference a first assessment of the program. Although can be submitted after the first six months, no Pay, he says. However, a positive tendency. The strategy to focus on opportunities, not sanctions, on the go.
Central to the program is that the workers during the four-week-based employment program under observation. It was in the shop, the joinery, in the kitchen or in the office. By a team of experts they are evaluated after this time, on their Motivation, and their labor market ability and divided into four groups. For each of the groups separate measures are provided for. The basis of employment, you will leave with a professionally-designed and current resume for your job application documents.
"the Motivation there is a lack of not"
That this works, show that a large part of Participating in the program, although it has no realistic Chance of a decent employment. That they worked, but despite the lack of obligation to Participate voluntarily in the various Offered, speaking for the new strategy. "The Motivation there is no shortage of them," says Golta.
Golta presents further conclusions from the first half of the year: The social work core tasks of counselling and support could be strengthened. Similarly, the transparency between the involved Agencies was improved or created new, in the four-target customized offers.
The project has in the launch, last July in Switzerland caused quite a stir. The reason for this is the paradigm shift of the city of Zurich: the way of the sanction, the competence and Motivation of the persons Concerned. The strategy is based on the assumption that a qualification, particularly from self-motivation and not by punishment works. Of international attention. During the tour through the workshop yesterday Morning in the city centre to the Park aemtlerstrasse the Austrian television ORF was present.
the strategy of The city is unique for Switzerland. Golta cited a study by the state Secretariat for economic Affairs (Seco), according to which the labour market is a "Perfect Matching" cal prevailed, so a harmony of supply and demand on the labour market. He cited, further, that monetary incentives are crucial to create incentives for social assistance recipients. The previous success of its new strategy, which is observed in the centre of the Park aemtlerstrasse to disprove both of these findings. (Tages-Anzeiger)
Created: 31.01.2019, 17:17 PM