labour markets

Namibia: Employer Wage Subsidy Program during Covid-19

Submitted by mmarquez on Thu, 01/21/2021 - 16:10

The Employer Wage Subsidy Program for the hard hit industries under three (3) sectors of aviation, tourism and construction. This program is designed to save jobs. The program is driven by the following characteristics: a. Employers of affected industries will receive a subsidy based on their total wage bill, driven by an SSC contribution waiver and a cash injection from the state. The aim is to give employers a cash subsidy of 17% of their total wage bill and SSC contribution holiday, or both for a period of three months. b.

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namibia
Global challenges
Topics
Employment
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Poland: Another support for entrepreneurs - the PFR 2.0 Financial Shield is launched

Submitted by siha on Thu, 12/03/2020 - 17:28

Gov.pl website (26.11.2020) PFR 2.0 Financial Shield for micro-enterprises - up to PLN 3 billion of support

Regions / Country
Europe
eastern europe
poland
Topics
Employment
Financing
Covid-19
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Albania: Employment promotion programs to help businesses and the unemployed

Submitted by cambrosio on Wed, 11/11/2020 - 17:23

financa.gov.al (23.09.2020)

Employment promotion programs have been designed as part of government support packages for the economic and social recovery caused by the pandemic. Their goal is the rapid reintegration into the labor market of jobseekers who have become unemployed as a result of COVID 19, avoiding their support through passive support schemes, such as unemployment benefits or economic assistance. Also, through payroll and mandatory social contributions, programs promote job creation and support companies in the recovery process

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albania
Global challenges
Topics
Employment
Unemployment
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Tajikistan: Cash assistance for struggling families in Tajikistan amid the pandemic

Submitted by cambrosio on Wed, 10/28/2020 - 16:34

unicef.org (16.10.2020)

The Government of Tajikistan is working with the World Bank to provide support to low-income families in Tajikistan through the Tajikistan Emergency COVID-19 (TEC-19) Project. Up to 50,000 families with children under the age of 3, who are registered as poor in the national program of the Targeted Social Assistance (TSA), will receive one-off payments of 500 TJS (around US$50) in order to offset the impacts of the pandemic. 20,000 families have already received this vital support, which is helping them cover essential needs such as food and medication.

Regions / Country
tajikistan
Global challenges
Topics
Unemployment
Social assistance
Cash transfers
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Italy: Renewal of fixed-term employment agreements

Submitted by cambrosio on Mon, 10/12/2020 - 10:41

Employers may renew or extend fixed-term employment contracts until 31 December 2020 without justification (in derogation of art. 19 of Legislative Decree 81/2015 (which provides for the obligation to state specific reasons for fixed-term employment relationships of more than 12 months). Extension or renewal without justification is permitted only once, and is permitted only within the maximum duration provided for by law, with the result that the relationship may not exceed a total duration of 24 months.

Regions / Country
italy
Global challenges
Topics
Employment
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