Greece - New jobs are temporary and underpaid - June 30, 2017

Official data show that 924,321 jobs were created in the January-May 2017 period, of which 459,888 are full-time and 464,433 positions are part-time. However, one half of the new jobs in the private sector are not only part-time, but also paid below the minimum wage. The figures look promising regarding the number of recruitments, but the wages are low and in most cases the jobs are on flexible, rotating schedules. In most full-time jobs, employees work for more than 10 hours per day with no overtime pay.

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