more and more people in Germany have a part-time job. Thus, the number of Multiple job-holders rose within 15 years from 1.4 to 3.4 million in the middle of last year. This is clear from the response of the Federal employment Agency (BA) on a request from the Left in the Bundestag, the German press Agency in Berlin was present. Mid-2017, there were still around 150 000 less.

The most common combination is with around 2.9 million in an employment subject to social insurance with at least a mini-job. In approximately 330 000 cases for at least two Jobs were combined.

The labour market policy spokeswoman for the left party, Sabine Zimmermann, who had made the request, said the dpa: “For more and more Workers, the income from a Job enough.” She said: “The vast majority are likely to have out of pure financial Distress for more than a Job, and not voluntary.”

The Institute for labour market and occupational research (IAB), the research Institute of the BA, pointed out that, in addition to jobbers in average in your main job much less deserved than people without a job on the side. According to a study by the Institute about 570 euros to get in addition to jobbers in their main employment in the average month less than people with only one Job. IAB research Director Enzo Weber said the dpa: “This suggests that a relatively large number of need in addition to a jobber on the extra money.” This is not to meet but to all of them.

secondary jobs are non-existent in certain sectors, in certain individuals, or in the case of certain motifs, said Weber. “In addition to jobs spread wide.” In the case of the combination of a social insurance with a Minijob 28.5 percent of the second jobs in General service occupations.

The IAB study shows that, besides financial motives, other reasons for a second job to Supplement the main job activities, the fun or Prestige. “Examples of the University Professor, as a consultant in business or politics, or the Assembly line workers, are in the evening against payment concerts with the Band.”

but Above all, Weber pointed out that the first mini-job part-time job for the employee completely tax – free. “As a strong subsidy to then make use of completely different people.”

in light of the weak wage development to the mid/late-2000s, have increased for this period, the number of those whose income without a part-time job is not enough. After the wages had risen for years, but again, much more significantly, the extreme favouring of part-time jobs probably the most important cause for the increase, according to Weber.

carpenter called: “mini-jobs have to be transferred to social insurance contributions are paid subsistence employment.” IAB researchers Weber pointed to the disadvantages of the favouring of part-time jobs. For these Jobs will not usually pay into the pension Fund, you contribute so to the old-age security. “And most of the jobs are not likely to lead to sustainable professional development and integration in the labour market.” In the case of low-wage earners, the coupling of a support to a part-time job could lead to a wrong Track. Labour market integration succeed more in the main job.

dpa