Assistance services for (a) registered disabled persons, (b) persons with disabilities receiving support according to the Salzburg Disability Act and (c) youths with special educational support needs, keep contact to companies for various reasons, such as e.g. the search for apprenticeship training positions, traineeships, “first glimpse” traineeships, permanent workplaces or the acquisition of orders, to name the most important. The companies are not only in danger of being overtaxed by the multitude and concentration of the contacts with the assistance services. Due to the growing confusing diversity of cooperation offers, the danger of misinformation cannot be excluded anymore, because it must be assumed, that the broad perspective of the often informal structures cannot be recognised by people from unrelated sectors anymore. An immediate consequence of this situation is decreasing interest in co-operation respectively a reduction of the willingness to co-operate on the part of the partner enterprises. Furthermore, the issue is examined, to which extent the Salzburg enterprises are willing to employ people from the above target group, to integrate them into a training relationship, or to allow them to gain first experiences during an internship. This study therefore investigates the status quo of the Salzburg assistance services and searches for alternatives to the current practice with the objective of a sustainable improvement of the situation. Apart from a network analysis, a representative survey of Salzburg enterprises is planned.
Team: Ferdinand Lechner, Andreas Riesenfelder, Gottfried Wetzel, Susanne Weiß
Client: Office of the Government of Salzburg