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76% of contractors reject AÜG in favour of independence

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Despite the challenges the current Covid-19 pandemic has provided, contractors working in Germany continue to reject the AÜG (leased employment) model in favour of remaining independent new research finds.

Whilst many would have thought that contractors would gravitate towards the employed model in these uncertain times during the pandemic, the opposite is in fact the case.

This research from APSCo Deutschland in partnership with, has revealed an overwhelming desire from respondents to remain independent despite the uncertain economic climate in Germany.

The majority (75.9%) of independent contractors surveyed would not accept an AÜG role, moreover, 59% stated they would reject the AÜG model outright as a realistic means of supplying their specialist talent to the economy.

Only 15.6% of those contractors not actively engaged were making claims for financial support through the Kurzarbeit.


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