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Renewing fixed-term contracts without limits in their duration and terms

Country of implementation
Greece
General short description of the innovation
Fixed term contracts may be renewed with no limits on their duration and recurrent terms if there exist specific objective occupational conditions such as temporal substitution of absentees, recurrent subcontracting or the economic activity refers to air transport and airport services. In all other cases the duration of fixed term contracts must be maximum 3 years while the term between two contracts must not exceed
Target group
Total Population
Policy Field
  • employment
Type of Policy
  • public
Duration of the policy
2011
Scope of innovation
  • Number of intended beneficiaries: more or less 224,000
  • Spatial coverage: national
General description of (intended) objectives and strategies
Facilitation of employment by reducing the cost of firing and hiring
Type of ideal-typical strategy for the innovation
  • liberalisation
Type of innovation
  • new policy, practice or measure
New outputs
  • governance
  • regulations of the labour market
  • wages
  • working time
Intended target group
Working age population
  • main source of income: paid work
Actors involved in policy-making/implementation and/or evaluation
    Intended output
      Clarification of outcomes in terms of impacting resilience and labour market inclusion
      Recurrent fixed term contracts increase temporal employment and cause positive effects at the general unemployment rates although does not offset the rapid increase of redundancies of full time employees
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