German job centre offers 'unemployed' teen work at brothel
Stockholm, Feb. 8 : A German teenager, who had been looking for work since last November, was left appalled after she received a letter offering her work in a brothel from her local job centre.
The 19-year-old woman, who is a trained housekeeper, was sent a job offer of serving drinks at a nude bar at one of Bavarian city Augsburg's biggest brothels, the Colosseum, the Local reported.
She told the Augsburger Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper that she was "totally horrified" at the suggestion as was her mother, who screamed after reading about the 42-hour working week, with shifts on mostly evenings and weekends.
Augsburg's job centre said that they knew that they were offering work in a brothel but they were careful to ring potential applicants to tell them about the work before sending a letter, to see if they were suitable for the job.
This did not happen in the teenager's case though, which director of the centre Roland Furst told the newspaper was a mistake.
He stressed that they would never offer jobs in prostitution but added that they knew that the establishment was operating in the red light district.
After apologising to the woman, the job centre said that it would no longer be offering jobs at the Colosseum and would try to check more carefully the companies that advertise through the state-run office.