July hir­ings rise at slower pace

Kathimerini English - - Focus -

Hir­ings out­paced dis­missals for the sixth con­sec­u­tive month in July, ac­cord­ing to the Labor Min­istry’s Er­gani sys­tem. How­ever, the in­crease in hir­ings rose at a slower pace.

Most of the new jobs were in the tourism sec­tor, with young Greeks un­der the age of 24 lead­ing the way in hir­ings, with a pos­i­tive bal­ance of 21,892 jobs. In con­trast, dis­missals out- num­bered hir­ings by 10,188 in the 30-44 age group. For yet an­other month, more po­si­tions opened up in flex­i­ble forms of em­ploy­ment than through full-time po­si­tions.

Ac­cord­ing to the July data, there were a to­tal of 225,856 hir­ings, mean­ing they out­paced dis­missals by 7,242. This was sub­stan­tially lower than the hir­ings bal­ance for July 2016, when there were 19,281 more hir­ings than fir­ings.

Nev­er­the­less, since the start of the year, there have been 263,145 net hir­ings, which is 9,200 more than dur­ing the first seven months of 2016.

The sea­son­al­ity of the July hir­ings was un­der­lined by the fact that 15,728 were in the food ser­vice sec­tor and 8,225 in ac­com­mo­da­tion.

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