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Tourism, F&B Sectors Creating Jobs in Greece

Greece’s resilient tourism sector is supporting job creation with the balance of employment in April marking a 20-year record, according to the Greek labor ministry’s Ergani employment system.

Study: Low Income Greeks Can’t Afford Weeklong Holiday

Greeks receiving poverty-level pay can’t afford to take a weeklong holiday, according to a European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) study on vacation inequality.

Study: Greece Gives Good Example on How to Protect Jobs During Covid-19

Greece’s job retention approach during the Covid-19 pandemic successfully mitigated the possibility of large-scale unemployment, according to a recent study.

Eurostat: Greece Unemployment at 17% in May

Greece’s jobless rate increased from 15.7 percent in April 2020 to 17 percent in May, according to the latest data released by Eurostat.

Covid-19 Drives Greece Joblessness to 1m in July

Despite opening to tourism in July, Greece saw its unemployment rate soar by an additional 125,000 people to more than 1 million against July 2019.

OAED: Greece to Create Job Schemes for Covid-19 Affected Workers in Tourism

Greece’s Manpower Employment Organization will support seasonal workers in tourism who will not be hired this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Covid-19: Greece Boosts Support Actions for Businesses and Workers

Greece has announced support measures for 800,000 businesses and 1.7 million private-sector employees, affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Greek Tourism ‘Unleashing’ Investment Opportunities

Greece's impressive tourism performance has not left domestic and foreign investors indifferent, Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis recently said in Washington.

Greek Tourism Trade Bodies Sign Labor Deal for 2019 Wages

Some 25,000 individuals employed in room and apartment rentals, and in the F&B sector, will now be receiving monthly wages of up to 771 euros.

Investors Eye Five-star Hotels as Greek Hospitality Market Changes

All the more investors are setting their sights on Greece, as tourism flows increase and businesses with non-performing loans need a way out.

Greek Tourism Drives Down May 2018 Jobless Rate

Greece’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate eased by 20 percent in May 2018 for the first time in seven years driven in large part by the tourism sector.

Greek Tourism Creates Most Jobs in June

Accommodation and food services created the most new job openings in June, according to the Greek labor ministry's Ergani system.

Greek Think-tank Calls for ‘Brain Gain’ Strategy

The Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV) is urging the Greek government to draw up a ‘brain gain’ strategy, in view of the growing potential of the tourism industry.

Greek Tourism Curbs Joblessness in April

Greece’s tourism sector is tackling unemployment head on, creating 100,246 new jobs in April this year, marking a third consecutive month on the positive, according to data from the Ergani system.

Greek Tourism Body Hails New Labor Agreement

The Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) welcomed the national general labor agreement signed with the General Confederation of Greek Workers (GSEE).

Applications Open for Seasonal Hotels Subsidy in Greece

Hotel operations in Greece wishing to remain open in winter can now apply for state subsidies going towards their staffing needs until March 23.

Greek Hotel Investments Set to Go Full Steam Ahead

Eight billion euros worth of hotel investments will be materializing in the coming years in Greece, on the back of soaring tourism arrivals.

Seasonal Tourism in Greece Takes Toll on Jobs

The seasonal character of Greek tourism has taken a toll on employment rates, with 98,420 lost jobs in October marking the end of the season.

Greek Tourism Sector Created 7 in 10 New Jobs in May

The tourism sector accounted for seven in ten new jobs for the month of May, according to data from the Greek Labor Ministry’s Ergani system.

Economist Summit: Greece Can Grow Financially Strong in Next Decade

Greece can achieve investments of 55 billion euros in the next eight years, according to George Tsopelas senior partner and MD at McKinsey & Co Greece & Cyprus.
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