Photo Gallery: Simulated Supermarket
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Photo Gallery: Simulated Supermarket

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Real Life Training or Humiliation? German Unemployed Sent to Fake Supermarket to Hone Skills

Inflatable cheese, plastic money and wine bottles full of tinted water: What sounds like a preschool game is actually a full-scale, fake supermarket used for retraining the long-term unemployed. Hamburg's simulated shopping trip is costing German taxpayers millions and delivering little success.