There is bad news for those Tyrolean industrial companies that have got into economic difficulties due to delivery problems and fluctuations in orders and have therefore now applied for short-time work allowance. “Because all applications for short-time work were rejected,” the managing directors of the Tyrolean Federation of Industry, Eugen Stark, and the Industry Division in the Tyrol Chamber of Commerce, Oswald Wolkenstein, are annoyed.
During the corona pandemic, Tyrolean industry was a strong and reliable pillar of the economy. With almost 40,000 employees who worked through this difficult time, they made an extremely important contribution to stabilization. “Tyrolian industrial companies are now presented with thanks for this commitment, which have got into economic difficulties due to delivery problems and order fluctuations and have therefore applied for short-time work allowance,” make Stark and Wolkenstein sit up and take notice. “Federal Minister Martin Kocher obviously sees it differently” This instrument – as it also says on the AMS website – is to keep valuable employees in the company and at the same time to reduce working hours. The fact that the compensation for the reduction in hours is funded by the AMS is intended to help the companies for a short time. The Federal Minister responsible, Martin Kocher, apparently sees it differently – at least for Tyrol: All applications for short-time work were rejected,” the two are annoyed. “Only Tyrol and Salzburg affected” Along with the rejection by the Tyrolean AMS comes the notice to the companies that the employees – some of whom have been experienced for many years – should be dismissed. “This approach is unacceptable. A look at the statistics shows that only in Tyrol and Salzburg have all requests been rejected. We hope that the Tyrol blockade imposed by the ministry will soon be lifted and short-time work requests will be approved again. In the interests of our company and its long-standing employees,” emphasize Stark and Wolkenstein.