A new report from Eurofound, Restructuring in the construction sector, looks at
how the sector is coping with the downturn and what measures have been taken to
reduce job loss.
Many governments have launched large-scale public works aimed at improving
infrastructure and simultaneously preserving construction jobs.
Some have provided tax breaks to stimulate housing demand, while others have
adapted their rules on benefit payments or expanded short-time working schemes.
However, such measures have not prevented significant job loss, particularly
among lower-skilled, younger, and migrant workers.
AplusA-online.de - Source: European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions