Register as jobseeker
The 3 months cannot always be observed by the employee. This may be because there is a reason through no fault of their own or because the notice period is less than 3 months and therefore the notice becomes effective in less than 3 months. In such cases, the employee must report to the employment office within 3 days of receiving the notice of termination or after the reason for the impediment ceases to exist.
Unemployment benefit blocked if deadline missed
If the employee does not register within this period, the employment agency can impose a blocking period for the unemployment benefit, so that no state benefits are granted despite unemployment. In order to avoid this unpleasant result, the employee should report to the employment agency as soon as possible. This can either be done in person at your local job centre, online ( https://www.arbeitsagentur.de/arbeitslos-arbeit-finden/erste-schritte-arbeitslosigkeit) or by phone: 0800 4 5555 00.
Permission to conduct job interview
The legislator supports the employee in going to the employment office and in looking for a new job to the extent that the employer is legally obliged to release the employee for this. This is to prevent the employee from not being able to take part in job interviews due to regular business hours.