FEDERAL EMPLOYMENT SERVICE

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GERMANY
BUNDESANSTALT FÜR ARBEIT
FEDERAL EMPLOYMENT SERVICE

The Federal Employment Service (BfA) is the agency which performs the functions specified in the Employment Promotion Act (Arbeitsförderungsgesetz), particularly job placement and the planned promotion of employment (&& 33 ff.), the implementation of job creation schemes and the administration of unemployment insurance . It is a self-governing body headed by a tripartite Administrative Council made up of equal numbers of employee, employer and government representatives. Its outside agencies are the local Employment Offices and, as intermediate authorities, Land Employment Offices in the individual Länder. The central functions of placement are undertaken by its Central Job Placement Service (Zentralstelle für Arbeitsvermittlung) in Frankfurt am Main, and research on labour market trends is carried out by the Institute for Labour Market and Occupational Research (Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung) at the Federal Employment Service's headquarters in Nuremberg. In 1989 some 70,000 people were employed in the system of employment administration.


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