Short-Time Work

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Short-Time Work - (adjective + noun Work)


A 2010 European Commission report defines short-time work as a reduction in working time intended to maintain an existing employer/employee relationship. It can involve reduction in the normal working week for a limited period of time or it can involve a temporary lay off.


Source: Adapted from EurWork
Example of Use: The use of short-time work is credited with saving jobs in the aftermath of the financial crisis.