Nine out of ten companies do not plan to completely close


Nearly half or 48% of the companies will not send the workers on forced leave, 19% plan to send them on forced leave, 19% have already sent workers on forced leave and 13% of the companies are considering other option, shows a survey conducted from 7-14 April by the Economic Chamber of Macedonia aimed at analyzing the impact of coronavirus on businesses.

In regard to dismissal of workers, 86.2% of respondents said they would not dismiss employees, 13% said they plan to dismiss employees and only 0.8% said that they have already fired their employees. This shows that entrepreneurs are aware of the importance of the workforce, in which it is invested for further successful operation of enterprises, and accordingly on the need to keep workers, Zoran Jovanovski, member of the Chamber’s Management Board said in the video statement.

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