Over 1K Central Luzon businesses adopt flexible work schemes
A total of 1,156 establishments in Central Luzon are still on flexible working arrangements due to the pandemic, according to the Department of Labor and Employment.
The new work arrangements have affected 43,572 workers from January to March 2021, DOLE regional director Geraldine Panlilio said in a Punto Central Luzon report.
But the DOLE official noted that businesses are gradually going back to normal.
In the first quarter of 2020, some 7,000 establishments with 262,000 workers shifted to flexible working schemes.
“For these establishments, it is either they compressed or reduced their number of working days or working hours, retrenched, or laid off temporarily. That is what we have seen as an effect of the pandemic in 2021,” Panlilio said.
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