How Germany Pays Workers When Their Work Dries Up 

The state-funded German safety net known as Kurzarbeit, which keeps salaries flowing to workers even when their work has dried up, is getting renewed attention as governments around the world grapple with the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic. The European Commission is using the German program as a model for a regional effort to encourage that workers are furloughed, not sacked.

Topics:  kurzarbeit   european commission   u.s    german   workers   work   
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