Hacer Boyacıoğlu – ANKARA
Fastened-term contracts that will probably be introduced into legislation with the brand new employment invoice will probably be restricted to 2 years, Household, Labor and Social Companies Minister Zehra Zümrüt Selçuk has mentioned.
“We’ll proceed taking steps to make sure sustainability and a rise in employment. That’s precisely what we goal at with the brand new employment package deal,” she advised reporters at her workplace in Ankara on Oct. 15.
Flexibility fee in Turkey’s employment schemes could be very low in comparison with European international locations, she additionally mentioned.
“We’re aiming at easing circumstances for these aged under 25 and over 50 to take part within the labor drive with part-time and versatile working schemes. Inside this framework, fixed-term contracts with a interval of as much as two years could possibly be signed. Employers will be unable to resume a fixed-term contract with a employee on the finish of two years,” mentioned Selçuk.
Turkey is eyeing versatile employment schemes as a panacea to its excessive unemployment fee and in a bid to cushion the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic on the financial system, in response to the minister’s remarks.
The federal government is planning to offer additional assist to unemployed individuals to find a brand new job as quickly as doable after they’re made redundant.
“With the quick return-to-work assist, the state will cowl the pension premiums of those that are employed in three months after they begin to be paid unemployment allowance,” she mentioned, revealing an incentive for employers to rent individuals newly left jobless.
Human sources consultants warn that a lot of the unemployment allowance beneficiaries cease in search of a job and enter a interval referred to as “chronical unemployment” six months after they lose their jobs.
Labor drive reaches 31.5 mln
Turkey’s unemployment fee was 13.4 %, with a 0.5 share level drop in July, in response to the Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK).
The variety of unemployed aged 15 and over decreased 369,000 to 4.22 million as of July in comparison with July 2019.
The youth unemployment fee amongst these aged 15-24 was recorded as 25.9 %.
However, the employment fee stood at 43.5 % with a 2.9 percentage-point drop.
Turkey’s labor drive fell 1.62 million year-on-year to 31.5 million individuals as of July.
The nation’s labor drive participation fee was 50.3 % in the identical month – 69.2 % for males and 31.7 % for girls.
The speed of unregistered employment – individuals working with out social safety associated to their principal occupation – was 32.7 % in July, down 3.3 share factors on a yearly foundation.
Turkey’s new financial program, introduced on the finish of September, targets an unemployment fee of 13.8 % this 12 months and 12.9 % subsequent 12 months.
The variety of staff benefiting from the short-term working allowance decreased to 1 million on the finish of September from its peak of three.2 million in Could, in response to the Unemployment Insurance coverage Bulletin.
The entire quantity of month-to-month short-term allowances paid from the fund fell to 1.57 billion Turkish Liras ($198.1 million) in September.
The federal government prolonged the wage assist system, which was launched in late-March, till the top of October.
Underneath the short-term employment allowance scheme, the unemployment insurance coverage fund pays 60 % of the employees salaries of the staff when a enterprise cuts work hours. Any agency compelled out of enterprise as a consequence of a drive majeure, such because the pandemic, can method the federal government as a part of the short-time working scheme launched in 2008. A brand new presidential decree is required on the finish of this month to proceed recognizing the coronavirus pandemic as a drive majeure.