more and more people work to a newspaper report on a mini-job Basis, legal in German private households. In the past year, 364.151 mini had been logged in jobs, reports the Newspapers of the Funke media group, citing current Figures of the Minijob centre. This is a doubling compared to 2008 and a new record. In 2017, there were still 360.486 mini-jobs.

Nearly 53.000 “mini-jobbers” according to the report, more than employment, so that it’ll keep up to date 310.680 “mini-jobbers” in the house. More than 90 percent of logged-in Jobs were more cleaning activities.

“It is desirable that the registration numbers continue to rise, and because of this the black work contained and the Haushaltsjob is legalized,” said Heinz-Günter held, managing Director of the Deutsche Rentenversicherung Knappschaft-Bahn-see, to the composite the Minijob-Zentrale.

The registration of household services bring benefits for both employers and employees, said the Hero: “you are secure” mini-jobbers ” against accidents, and the employer benefits from tax advantages.” In the case of the payment of minijob Bern the statutory minimum wage, currently a minimum of 9,19 euros per hour.

However, mini-jobs are also controversial because some of the “mini-jobbers” working on-call, others need the money as additional income to a not enough paid full-time job.


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