Nursing training instead of unemployment: with this approach, the city wants to combat the glaring shortage of nurses on the one hand and the high unemployment rate on the other. The city is therefore now paying 4,100 unemployed Viennese a 400-euro bonus per month for training – in addition to unemployment benefits.
By 2030, Vienna will need 9100 additional nurses. This is the result of a study by the umbrella organization of Viennese social institutions. On the other hand, 154,688 people in the capital did not have a job in January. That is 32,335 more unemployed than in January 2020. With the new training offensive, the city wants to offer 4100 unemployed Viennese a nursing training. The special feature: For the training, which lasts 12 months and longer, the city pays a monthly bonus of 400 euros in addition to unemployment benefits. “The innovative scholarship model is intended to make longer training courses affordable for the unemployed,” explains Mayor Michael Ludwig. Many would shy away from this step due to the long duration of training and financial insecurity, according to the city boss. “We are spending 31.5 million euros on the Viennese training allowance,” says Peter Hanke, City Councillor for Finance. The program is handled by Waff, job seekers can contact an AMS advisor or go to www.waff.at for information. Jobs to be filled range from assistant to diploma in nursing.
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