In the Ministry of Family Affairs, of all places, the number of temporary contracts is rising sharply. But other ministries also prefer to hire on a temporary basis.
Application at the Federal Ministry of Family Affairs. But behind the facade, things are not so family-friendly Photo: dpa
"Work for all, secure and well paid." The federal government sees itself committed to this claim – and permanently undermines it itself. As a response to an inquiry by the Left Party shows, the number of temporary positions in the federal ministries and the chancellor’s office doubled between 20. There are currently 16,530 temporary employees, a share of 6.5 percent.