Following a meeting of the Economic Committee on Tuesday, the Ministry of the Economy announced that 1,338 companies were granted short-time work in January.

The measure affects 13,628 people, about 2,000 more compared to the previous month. Over half of all applications were submitted in relation to the Covid-19 pandemic and the health measures currently in place.

However, among the applicants were also ten companies who have still not recovered from the floods in July 2021. 59 applications came from companies in the industrial sector.