Migration and Labor Information Center
Advisory project for migrants from southern Europe
The Migration and Labor Information Center in Munich is an advisory project for migrants from southern Europe who are looking for work. It is situated in Sonnenstrasse 12 in the city center.
At the center, advice is provided in Turkish (Mondays 10-12 and 2 - 4 p.m.; Thursdays 10 - 12) and in Bulgarian (Mondays 10-12 and Thursdays 2 - 4 p.m.). In addition to these hours, individual appointments can be arranged. Please note there are no advisory sessions on Fridays.
Since the project began in July 2012, around 3,450 people have come to the center to seek advice. A total of 15,840 advisory sessions have been held, helping around 600 people to find socially insured employment until the end of 2016. Arbeiterwohlfahrt, the Workers' Welfare Association (AWO), is the project owner.
Funding to continue through 2019
The Migration and Labor Information Center is an advisory project whose municipal funding will now be continued through 2019. This decision was made by the City Council at a meeting of the Committee for Labor and Economic Development on March 7. The Information Center is part of the Munich Employment and Qualification Program (MBQ).
“The Information Center provides professional advice to migrants who are looking for work, many of whom have few qualifications and poor language skills,” says Deputy Mayor and head of the Department of Labor and Economic Development Josef Schmid. “The center is intended not only as an initial point of contact – a kind of waiting room for those looking for work – but should actively help these people as they seek to enter the labor market. That plays an important part in maintaining social peace in the district.”