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Labor Market

Salary Increase in Trade up to 2.3%

Low incomes are taken more into account than higher salaries; the minimum wage in trade now amounts to € 1,300.

November 30, 2010

WIFO: Budget Consolidation in the EU is Not Sustainable

WIFO criticizes the consolidation programs of the individual EU countries for being easily enforceable, but containing hardly any sustainable measures.

November 29, 2010

AMS: Temporary Employment Will Continue to Rise

The Chairman of the Board of the AMS (Public Employment Service), Johannes Kopf, believes that the international trend of increasing temporary employment will also take root in Austria.

November 24, 2010

Job Dissatisfaction Rises Dramatically

Austrians show themselves increasingly dissatisfied with their work. The current working climate index is at its lowest level in four years.

November 22, 2010

Hoteliers: Threat of Staff Shortage

On one hand, hotel owners are confronted with more vacancies, on the other the seasonal contingent is reduced, so they are calling for the opening of the labor market.

November 17, 2010

GPA: Private Employees Receive 2.2% Salary Increase.

Bigger salaries in trade, crafts and consulting: the negotiators consider this to be a "reasonable result".

November 17, 2010

Study: 41% of Working Time in Austria is Unproductive

According to a study by the consulting firm Czipin Consulting, productivity continued to fall in 2008 and 2009.

November 16, 2010

Austria´s Economy: Recovery Accelerates

According to the Report of Bank Austria “Austria´s Economy”, GDP increases stronger than expected. The labor market experiences some weaknesses.

November 15, 2010

High Demand for Minimum Benefit

In the first month after the introduction of the minimum benefit already 14,500 applications have been submitted. A significantly lower demand had been expected.

November 15, 2010

Leitl: Austrians Go into Retirement Too Early

Those who go into early retirement in Austria are rewarded. The government should create more incentives to retire later on in life.

November 10, 2010

Fast Growth in Temporary Employment

The demand for temporary workers has increased strongly on the Austrian labor market strong, reaching almost the level before the economic crisis.

November 9, 2010

Metal Workers: Up to 3% Wage Increase

Workers in the metal industry receive a strong wage increase. The minimum wage rises by 2.5%.

November 8, 2010

Union: Call After 40 weeks of Work per Year

The Union of Salaried Employees (GPA) presents a new working model.

November 5, 2010

Working Time Flexibility Prevented Mass Unemployment

During the crisis, many German and Austrian companies flexibilized the working hours of their employees. These measures helped to ease the labor market situation.

November 4, 2010

Arbeiterkammer: Labor Force in Austria Remains Highly Profitable

The representatives of the interests of workers and employees raise criticism on the extents of wage and salary increases with a self-created study. The argument of the companies about the need to build up reserves is incorrect.

November 2, 2010

Unemployment: Sharp Decline in October

Compared with the previous year, unemployment was reduced by 8%. The decline is attributed primarily to an increase in the demand for temporary workers.

November 2, 2010

Flexible Working Hours: Top Position of Austria in Europe

Both employers and workers benefit from what the crisis achieved, according to the EU Commission. However, additional flexibility does not bring in itself greater equality.

October 27, 2010

New Budget, New Taxes

The budget includes a new austerity package, which consists essentially of taxes on mineral oil, tobacco and banks.

October 25, 2010

Deal of the Social Partners on Immigration and Social Dumping

Introduction of the "Red-White-Red Card" to combat abuse in the labor market

October 17, 2010

Qualified Workforce: Austria’s Target is to Attract Skilled Immigrants

ÖAAB General Secretary Lukas Mandl: "Germany has long been an immigration country. Austria also has to become one. Austria’s target should be to attract skilled immigrants, after identifying the needs."

October 6, 2010

Unemployment - Total number of persons unemployed down by 12.5%

In the third quarter of 2010, the total number of persons unemployed according to international definitions was 194,100, a decrease of 27,700 persons (-12.5%) compared to the third quarter of 2009.

September 30, 2010

Labor market: Reduction of Full-Time Jobs Hits Women Hardest

As Statistik Austria reports, in the second quarter about 11,600 people less than last year sought work in Austria

September 17, 2010

Unemployment rate down 4.4%

Stable labour market in the second quarter 2010; more men and less women were employed than in the second quarter 2009.

September 16, 2010

Personnel-leasing PSL - 61 positions are tottering

As part of its reorganization, PSL wants to lease the company for a rent of 80 percent of the POA to the new PRS Personalservice GmbH.

September 9, 2010

Vienna's unemployment rate drops by 1.8 percent

By the end of August the number of registered jobless in Austria's capital Vienna dropped by 1.8 percent y/y to 71,098.

September 1, 2010

OECD’s criticism of low labour force participation of older people

In Austria, the labour market has weathered the global economic crisis better than most other OECD countries.

July 7, 2010

Short-time work massively reduced

At the height of the crisis in April 2009, 57 000 employees were short-time workers , there were only 8313 at the beginning of July 2010.

July 2, 2010

Unemployment in euro countries unchanged

Lowest rate in Austria - Spain and Latvia, most affected Unemployment in the 16 euro countries will remain unchanged at high levels. In May the rate was ten percent, as the European statistics agency Eurostat announced on Friday in Luxembourg.

July 2, 2010

IMF - Austria to save on expenses

Raise taxes, use the potential in the labour market and build a more effective social services system.

June 29, 2010

Migration barriers - Austria missing out on Human Capital

Due to existing migration barriers, Austria looses highly skilled workers who are hard to find, especially in the years of the boom in the domestic labour market.

June 23, 2010
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