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The Jobcenter Dortmund as an employer

With just under 1,100 employees, the Dortmund Job Center is one of the five largest job centers in Germany. It is a joint institution under §44 of the Second Social Code (SGB II) of the Federal Employment Agency and the City of Dortmund. The employees look after recipients of unemployment benefit II and their dependents in Dortmund. The focus is on securing livelihoods and creating prospects on the labor market. This results in a great social responsibility.

The Jobcenter Dortmund - That's what we stand for as an employer

As part of the world and culturally sensitive city of Dortmund, the Jobcenter Dortmund is committed to equal opportunities, equality and the non-discriminatory treatment of diversity and interculturality. In a tolerant, non-discriminatory and open climate, all employees of the Jobcenter Dortmund should and can contribute with all their strengths and characteristics. We are committed to the interests of our workforce. Here is a - non-exhaustive - insight into our commitment:

We promote equality between women and men

We support women in their professional development opportunities. With our mentoring program for women, we have been supporting women in their career planning since 2012 and increasing their chances of taking on management functions. Our job openings, including at management level, are also advertised on a part-time basis.

Equal opportunities are a management task

Our Leadership Principles and Mission Statement contain guiding principles on equal opportunities. Regular information, sensitization and qualification of managers and staff on the topics of equality, diversity, gender, etc. promote family-conscious management behavior.

Our Human Resources team and the Equal Opportunity Officer are available as competent contacts for individual consultations.

We enable a high degree of compatibility between work and family, care and private life


The competent advice on care options and the procurement of a suitable care solution allows a carefree and early return from parental leave. In emergency situations, BUK Familienbewusstes Personalmanagement GmbH, in cooperation with us, organizes reliable emergency care at short notice.

We focus on family-friendly working hours

Our service agreement on working hours enables the greatest possible flexibility in working. We offer suitable part-time models for employees with family and care responsibilities. Flexible working hours can be agreed with us - based on the requirements of the service.

We are in favor of a diverse workforce

Based on the conviction that diversity in terms of age, ethnic and social origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation and ideology enriches and unites, we have signed the "Charter of Diversity". We promote the potential of a diverse workforce and a work environment that is free of prejudice and stereotypes. We are committed to promoting diversity and fostering an open and tolerant corporate culture characterized by mutual respect and appreciation.

We are part of the state initiative "More migrants in public service - intercultural opening of the state administration." Applications are welcomed from people of all nationalities.

The Jobcenter Dortmund - An Excellent Employer


Our commitment is also seen outside our own walls. In 2018, the Jobcenter Dortmund became the first public agency ever to be awarded the Dortmunder Personalmanagement predicate by the New Deals office. The Dortmund Job Center qualified for the award with its extraordinary efforts to achieve a work-life balance, inclusion and employee participation. In 2021, the Jobcenter Dortmund received the TOTAL E-QUALITY award for, among other things, its activities in reducing the underrepresentation of women in management and at specialist expert level, the reconciliation of work and family life, and part-time management.

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