Munich Employment and Qualification Program (MBQ)

The MBQ is the City of Munich’s labor market program. Aim is to professionally, socially integrate people into the labor market, acquire and retain skilled workers.

The MBQ and its services

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The MBQ consists of four funding areas

  • Reducing long-term employment
  • Gender equality at the workplace
  • Transition from education/higher education to the world of work
  • Development of knowledge and expertise in companies and industries

The almost 100 projects offer a range of advisory services, training, as well as opportunities for employment and obtaining qualifications.

Above and beyond these four areas, the MBQ also offers special services to migrants and refugees .

MBQ Projekte Webseite

MBQ projects website

The digital MBQ project handbook offers experts a comprehensive foundation for their work and other interested parties a broad overview of municipal labor market policy – all MBQ projects at a glance.
MBQ projects

Reducing long-term employment

Returning to work with employment and training programs in social enterprises, the Work Prospects Project (VPA), the “Dritter Arbeitsmarkt” (“third labor market”), and more.
Back to work
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Gender equality at the workplace

Munich supports workplace equality for women in various ways, including advisory and training projects, mentoring, and the business award for Women and Girls Day.
Jugendliche bewerben sich.

Support for young people and students

Support when transitioning from school to higher education and/or work via advisory and training projects such as amiga, job and training fairs, and the Erasmus Grasser Award.
Young people
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Development of knowledge and expertise in companie

Acquiring and retaining new and skilled employees via employment, training, and qualification: MBQ projects in care work, IT, culture and other sectors
Skills development

Strategy and aims

The MBQ is the City of Munich’s municipal labor market program. It provides advice, initial and continuing training, retraining, as well as employment opportunities for people seeking support on Munich’s labor market. The main aim is social and professional integration into the labor market as well as acquiring and retaining skilled workers.

The MBQ helps people from a number of target groups to find their way (back) into skilled work: the (long-term) unemployed, people with a migration background, people returning to their careers, single parents, skilled workers, young people, students, graduates, and many others.

With almost 100 projects the program improves the prospects of those seeking support on the Munich labor market.

The City of Munich’s voluntary services reflect its desire to actively shape an independent employment policy. The Munich Employment and Qualification Program (MBQ) is a valuable addition to measures to promote employment required by law. The respective projects and strategies are developed in close cooperation with the Munich Job Center and Employment Agency.

The Munich City Council provides the Department of Labor and Economic Development with some 23 million euros annually for the Munich Employment and Qualification Program (MBQ). Around 22 million are invested in projects, and one million in the so-called “third labor market”, which seeks to improve the prospects of the long-term unemployed who are excluded from the mainstream labor market. This funding provides, among other things, 1,200 employment opportunities, training and retraining, around 3,000 advisory services and training programs resulting in qualification, as well as support for 130 participants on the “third labor market”.

The Munich Employment and Qualification Program’s (MBQ) projects and activities aim to provide both preventive and innovative approaches. To ensure this aim is fulfilled, the Department of Labor and Economic Development is in close contact with labor-market policy institutions throughout the Greater Munich area. Cooperating with proven service providers and partners helps to optimize the services offered and tailor them to the needs of Munich’s citizens and companies.

The MBQ brand: Logos, publicity information

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The MBQ as umbrella brand is a quality seal for employment and training services as well as the acquisition and retention of skilled workers. All publicity information and funding logos for MBQ projects

MBQ feedback channel

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We welcome all feedback, whether praise or criticism

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