job sharing

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job sharing

A flexible work arrangement in the UK in which two people/job-share partners divide one full-time job by splitting the day or week, or alternating on and off weeks, job responsibilities, pay and benefits.
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Although work sharing means a proportional reduction in wages, these are often supplemented by partial unemployment payments funded by governments.
The widespread sense of having to earn enough to live a "normal" consumer lifestyle, one that is sold to us through advertising and reinforced by cultural norms, reflects the immense structural and social barriers to work sharing that exist in industrialized growth-driven economies.
Massachusetts passed work sharing legislation in 1988, but its use has soared in the past year.
Like Work Sharing, the primary intent of this program is to avoid layoffs.
At the meeting, members of Nippon Keidanren said that in promoting work sharing, attention should be paid to individual circumstances surrounding companies, as some companies are suffering declining earnings due to the nation's severe economic conditions.
Sanyo's decision to adopt work sharing comes from expectations that it will increasingly suffer from surplus workers, particularly in the manufacturing sector.
The Mathematica study, which covered work sharing experience in California, Arizona, and Oregon from mid-1982 to mid-1983 and used sophisticated econometric techniques, sought to avoid such shortcomings primarily by relating the experience of firms using short-time compensation (often side-by-side with direct layoffs) to that of a comparison group of firms that presumably faced similar economic circumstances.
Employees whose hours are reduced through a work sharing program would be eligible for unemployment compensation for those lost work hours.
The Japan Federation of Employers' Associations (Nikkeiren) plans to urge Japanese companies to propose work sharing as part of 2002 spring wage negotiations with labor unions in order to maintain employment levels, according to a final draft Nikkeiren guideline for the 2002 spring wage negotiations.
Both the operational status and the limited use of the work sharing programs in the study's States precluded an experimental design that would have assigned firms randomly to short-time compensation and control groups.
SmartPlant Enterprise delivers reduced cost of ownership, drives competitiveness, mitigates risk of project overruns and plant downtime, facilitates global project work sharing, and improves Return on Capital Employed.
Lower wages are needed in order to introduce the system of work sharing at companies under which employees share work through shorter working hours, Yotaro Kobayashi, chairman of the Japan Association of Corporate Executives (Keizai Doyukai) said Tuesday.