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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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european union
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Scaling up policies that connect people with jobs in the recovery from COVID-19

Submitted by pmassetti on Thu, 05/06/2021 - 15:38

oecd.org (29.04.2021) Active labour market policies (ALMPs) that connect people to jobs will help to ensure an equitable and sustained recovery from the COVID‑19 crisis. Already in 2020, many governments reacted swiftly to the crisis by increasing funding for their public employment services (PES), training programmes and measures to increase labour demand. This has allowed the PES to hire additional staff and expand remote and digital accessibility to ensure service continuity.

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Social protection for all in need: Lessons from the COVID-19 response in MENA

Submitted by pmassetti on Thu, 04/29/2021 - 16:46

blogs.worldbank.org (26.04.2021) In the months after the first cases of COVID-19 appeared in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), countries across the region acted quickly to limit the spread of the virus. Lockdowns, curfews, and social distancing undoubtedly saved lives, but these necessary actions also constrained businesses and economies. Communities suffered from the loss of jobs and livelihoods, the closure of schools and markets, and the damage to businesses, many of which may never recover.

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Africa

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Philippines: Bill proposing to give financial subsidy to small fishermen filed – Manila Bulletin

Submitted by pmassetti on Tue, 04/27/2021 - 16:56

A bill seeking to distribute financial and production support amounting to P15,000 to at least one million small fisherfolks in the country has been filed in Congress. This, as the income of small fishermen already went down to as low as P150 per fishing trip more than a year into the pandemic. In a statement, Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (PAMALAKAYA) backed the said bill, which aims to “pump-prime the wheels of production” amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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philippines, the
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Mongolia: President asks Prime Minister to cooperate in providing MNT 1 million support to each household

Submitted by pmassetti on Fri, 04/23/2021 - 15:03
The government of Mongolia, on April 8, Thursday, decided to impose a nationwide strict lockdown between April 10 and 25 by moving into the Red Level of heightened state of emergency readiness in order to contain the rising spread of COVID-19 in the country and also to provide a one-time cash grant of MNT 300,000 to each of Mongolia’s around 3.3 million population. 
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mongolia

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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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United States: Senate adopts Republican jobless benefit for COVID-19 relief bill

Submitted by cambrosio on Tue, 04/13/2021 - 11:24

dol.gov (06.03.2121)

The U.S. Senate approved a Republican measure setting federal unemployment benefits for those made jobless by the coronavirus pandemic at $300 per week, as part of President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill.

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United States
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Unemployment
Social assistance
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China: Extension period for reduction of premium rates of unemployment insurance and work injury insurance

Submitted by cambrosio on Tue, 04/13/2021 - 11:02

gov.cn (26.01.2021)

Considering that the risk of the pandemic still exists, some enterprises may be under great financial pressure, the policy of phased reduction of premium rates of unemployment insurance and work injury insurance will be extended for another year until 30 April 2022.

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china
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Unemployment
Occupational accidents and diseases
Contribution Collection and Compliance
Covid-19
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Australia: Tracing the impacts of the COVID pandemic on Australia's fastest-growing migrant group

Submitted by mmarquez on Mon, 04/12/2021 - 14:03

Monash University (12.04.2021) As the pandemic-related shutdown intensified across Australia from March 2020, temporary and undocumented migrants and their advocates warned of devastating impacts on migrant workers and international students who were simultaneously losing their incomes while being excluded from social security benefits.

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australia
Global challenges
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Difficult to cover group
Migration
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