Sheltered workshops are designed to help people with disabilities find their way into the world of work or to enable them to integrate into the workforce. The working conditions in many sheltered workshops are significantly worse for the employees, for example because the minimum wage regulation does not apply there. Jobs in sheltered workshops are also not subject to social insurance contributions. A step from the workshop to the primary labor market is often associated with a number of hurdles.
An inclusion company, on the other hand, is an (almost) normal company that offers jobs with social insurance for people with and without disabilities on the primary labor market. There are no distinctions in working conditions. However, a performance that is close to the general labor market is required, as inclusion companies have to compete in the market.