This paper discusses the combination of socio-pedagogical counselling and practical work in Lower Austrian employment companies. Due to the high unemployment rate, socio-economic and non-profit employment projects are still a topical issue. As an efficient measure of labour market policy, they are becoming more popular, hence representing an essential object of study. The aim of this research is to provide an insight into the work of employment projects as well as to create awareness of the significance of social pedagogy in this area. To do so, we conducted guided interviews with social education workers and transit employees. In order to get a first impression of the projects, we started our research with participatory observations in all relevant companies. Subsequently we analysed the interviews, by means of Maxqda, as well as the content, accorrding to the Mayring method. Puttig this together with the corresponding interpretations of our observations, we came to some interesting conclusions. An important result is the connection of the two pillars, socio-pedagogical counselling and practical work, which are reflected in the collaboration of the key employees. Both areas complement each other and are mutually dependent, resulting in an overall concept. The social care team, the project management and divisional management are pulling together and thus achieving the best possible support for the women.