Around 1,600 employees in Salzburg are currently still on short-time work due to the consequences of the CoV policy. The current regulation expires on July 1. An extension should then be difficult, because the Minister of Labor and AMS are now announcing stricter controls.
Around a third of short-time workers are employed in tourism and gastronomy. In view of the currently around 4,000 vacancies in this area, this appears to be a major contradiction. With the new regulation of short-time work from July 1st, that should change, says Labor Minister Martin Kocher (ÖVP): “Obviously there are still companies that are on short-time work because of the difficult time. But we’re going back on that now.”
How does the exit work?
Specifically, companies must apply for an extension of short-time work three weeks in advance. Then there is a consultation with the AMS. It will be clarified whether hours and vacation reductions would be possible instead of short-time work.
AMS managing director Jacqueline Beyer says that people who can be placed are now also being placed. In plain language, this means that there will no longer be any chance of short-time work for gastronomy and trade from July 1st. This affects two thirds of the approximately 1,600 who are currently still on short-time work in Salzburg.