Since November 2021, five more women from Heilbronn (Germany) are part of the project ‘Job ‘n Kids’. Mothers – quite often single mothers – are supported in order to fulfill their professional reorientation.
The Kreisdiakonieverband Heilbronn (District Diakonia Association) and Aufbaugilde Heilbronn launched the Job ‘n Kids project in May 2021, which specifically supports women in combining children and careers. Following the success of the pilot, a new round started in November 2021 to help another five women enter the job market.
“The program aims to support women with young children to rebuild a career perspective and to approach the labor market, in the form of a job or training,” says Holger Fuhrmann, division manager at Aufbaugilde Heilbronn, which specializes in the professional integration of people in the region. The women find their way to the project through the Diakonische Bezirksstelle Heilbronn, where they receive counselling on various topics.