Employment of young workers

Switzerland: Simplified regulations for ALV are being extended

Submitted by siha on Wed, 09/02/2020 - 12:19

Federal Department of Economics, Education and Research (26.08.2020) Bern, - Additional hours that are built up outside of short-time working phases should not have to be temporarily deducted from lost work. This was decided by the Federal Council on August 26, 2020. In addition, income from interim employment is still not counted towards short-time work compensation. This rule therefore applies until the end of the year.

Regions / Country
switzerland
Topics
Unemployment
Extension of coverage
Covid-19
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New zealand: Apprenticeship Boost

Submitted by siha on Tue, 08/18/2020 - 10:53

Ministry of Social Development (05.08.2020) Apprenticeship Boost is a payment to help employers keep and take on new apprentices. It means apprentices can keep earning and training towards their qualifications as the economy recovers from the impacts of COVID-19. The payment is made directly to employers.

You can get Apprenticeship Boost for a maximum of 20 months from the 5th of August 2020. It's paid in advance monthly. How much you can get depends on whether your apprentice is in their first or second year of training:

Regions / Country
new zealand
Global challenges
Topics
Employment of young workers
Cash transfers
Covid-19
Document Type

Azerbaijan: Unemployment benefits to be provided in 13 cities, regions over COVID-19

Submitted by siha on Mon, 08/17/2020 - 15:54

AZERNEWS (10.08.2020) Lump-sum payment in the amount of AZN 190 ($111.7) will be given to unemployed people in 13 cities and regions (Baku, Jalilabad, Ganja, Masalli, Mingachevir, Sumgayit, Yevlakh and in Absheron, Barda, Goranboy, Goygol, Khachmaz, Salyan districts regions)  amid COVID-19, Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of Population has reported. These payments will cover 278,000 people, including the unofficially employed, unemployed and those who lost their jobs during the special quarantine regime in these regions.

Regions / Country
azerbaijan
Topics
Unemployment
Cash transfers
Covid-19
Document Type

Australia: JobKeeper extension

Submitted by siha on Fri, 07/31/2020 - 15:13

Treasury.gov.au (21.07.2020) On 21 July, the Government announced it is extending the JobKeeper Payment until 28 March 2021 and is targeting support to those businesses and not-for-profits which continue to be significantly impacted by the Coronavirus. From 28 September 2020, eligibility for the JobKeeper Payment will be based on actual turnover in the relevant periods, the payment will be stepped down and paid at two rates.

Regions / Country
australia
Topics
Unemployment
Extension of coverage
Document Type

Singapore: COVID-19 Support Grant

Submitted by siha on Fri, 07/31/2020 - 14:30

Ministry of Social and Family Development (31.07.2020) COVID-19 Support Grant is paid to Singapore Citizens or Permanent Residents, aged 16 years and above, who are presently involuntarily unemployed due to retrenchment or contract termination, or presently on involuntary no-pay leave (NPL) for at least three consecutive months, or presently experiencing reduced monthly salary of at least 30% for at least three consecutive months as a result of the economic impact of COVID-19.

Regions / Country
singapore
Topics
Unemployment
Cash transfers
Covid-19
Document Type