Employment

Europe: Job retention schemes are keeping millions in work, what happens once they end?

Submitted by pmassetti on Thu, 05/06/2021 - 16:40

Euronews (05.05.2021) What happens when job retention schemes come to an end in Europe? Job retention schemes have kept millions of people in work during the pandemic and lockdowns. As these emergency measures are gradually phased out, how does Europe ensure there are enough jobs and that people have the right skills for the jobs of the future?

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COVID-19 Labor Policy Responses in Developing Countries

Submitted by mmarquez on Tue, 04/13/2021 - 14:08

The World Bank (March 2021) The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered one of the largest economic downturns since the Great Depression. Beyond its devastating effect on health, morbidity, and mortality, the pandemic shook economies and labor markets around the globe, leaving no firm, worker, and household untouched. Governments responded to the crisis with a series of public health and containment measures that deeply affected societies and economies, including the supply and demand for goods, capital, and labor.

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Japan: Extension of Employment Adjustment Subsidy until 30 April 2021

Submitted by mmarquez on Wed, 03/17/2021 - 10:15

Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare Japan (08.03.2021) The exceptional treatment of Employment Adjustment Subsidy is extended until 30 April 2021. The subsidy scheme covers part of leave allowances companies pay to furloughed workers. Typically up to two-thirds of the allowances were covered by the program, with the upper limit set at ¥8,370 per day per employee. But under special measures introduced in response to the COVID-19 crisis up to the full amount is covered, with the daily cap set at ¥15,000.

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Austria: Labor ministers and tourism ministers give employees in tourism the prospect of returning to work

Submitted by pmassetti on Tue, 02/23/2021 - 11:42

With the renewal of the commitment to re-employment, we are giving employees and companies more planning security and prospects for returning to work as soon as tourism can take off again, ”emphasize Tourism Minister Elisabeth Köstinger and Labor Minister Martin Kocher. Numerous employers - especially in the tourism industry - have given their employees a "re-employment commitment" - that is, the assurance that the job will be available as soon as it can be reopened.

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Uruguay: Cash benefit for companies in the tourism sector that reincorporate workers on furlough

Submitted by mmarquez on Mon, 02/15/2021 - 16:10

Banco de Previsión Social (08.01.2021) In order to promote the conservation and creation of employment in the tourism sector, the Social Security Bank (BPS) is implementing the granting of a contribution determined by the Executive Power for companies in the sector that, between December 1, 2020 and on March 31, 2021, reinstate those workers covered by unemployment benefits for the cause of total suspension or incorporate new workers. The contribution consists of a non-refundable monthly amount of 8,000 pesos, paid for a maximum of four months for each worker that the company rejoins or hir

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Aide exceptionnelle au titre des congés payés

Submitted by pmassetti on Mon, 02/15/2021 - 15:33

Une aide exceptionnelle est accordée aux entreprises accueillant du public au titre des congés payés pris par leurs salariés entre le 1er janvier et le 7 mars 2021. Cette aide est limitée à 10 jours de congés payés.

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Covid-19 :l'aide de 900 euros pour 400 000 travailleurs précaires prolongée de trois mois, annonce Elisabeth Borne

Submitted by pmassetti on Mon, 02/15/2021 - 15:26

La ministre du Travail Elisabeth Borne a annoncé lundi 15 février que l'aide exceptionnelle de 900 euros mise en place en novembre, pour lutter contre la crise liée au Covid-19, serait prolongée de trois mois, jusque fin mai, comme l'a révélé RTL. Cette aide, qui a déjà bénéficié à 400 000 personnes, permet à toutes celles qui ont travaillé au moins 138 jours en CDD ou en intérim (soit plus de 60% du temps de travail annuel) en 2019, mais qui n'ont pas pu travailler suffisamment en 2020 pour recharger leurs droits à l'assurance-chômage du fait de la crise sanitaire, de bénéficier d'une gara

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Lithuania: Wage subsidies for hiring the supported unemployed

Submitted by cambrosio on Fri, 01/29/2021 - 13:49

socmin.lrv.lt (05.01.2021)

Employers will be able to benefit from the supported employment measures and receive wage subsidies if they employ the most vulnerable residents and help them return to the labour market. Subsidies may be paid to employers who employ additional jobseekers referred by the Employment Authority, such as the persons with disabilities, elderly or young people, long-term or unskilled unemployed, etc.

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