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Rate of severely disabled persons remains high in the Land of Berlin


The proportion of severely disabled people employed by the Land of Berlin decreased slightly in 2021. However, it remains above the statutory minimum quota of five per cent.

According to a report submitted to the Senate by Finance Senator Stefan Evers (CDU), the figure was 7.17 per cent in 2020 and 7.02 per cent the following year. This was announced by the Senate Chancellery on Tuesday.

Statutory minimum quota clearly exceeded

"The statutory minimum quota for the employment of severely disabled people was again clearly exceeded after 2018 and 2019," Evers commented on the development. He added that the state of Berlin must remain an attractive employer for all people in the future. "That is why we are now increasingly pushing forward with concrete measures to improve the employment situation and for more diversity."

Numerous measures being implemented

According to the report of the Minister of Finance responsible for human resources, some measures are already being implemented. These include a cooperation agreement with the state working group of workshops for disabled people, the provision of inclusion funds or an employee network for trainees with disabilities. The report now goes to the House of Representatives and the Council of Mayors. According to the law on equal rights for people with and without disabilities, the Senate Department for Finance must inform the Berlin House of Representatives every two years about the employment rate.

Author: dpa/
Publication date: 8 August 2023
Last updated: 8 August 2023

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