Work Sharing


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Work Sharing

An arrangement whereby a company cuts employee hours so that two or more employees work the same amount that one employee previously did. Companies implement work sharing in difficult times in order to reduce expenses without conducting layoffs. Work sharing is also called job sharing.
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Niraparib (Zejula) is the third medicine to be registered on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG) that has been evaluated under the Australia-Canada-Singapore-Switzerland (ACSS) Consortium's New Chemical Entities Work Sharing Initiative.
Both the temporary and the permanent forms of work sharing seek to reduce unemployment by addressing the cyclical and structural factors that stifle job growth.
Messenger and Ghosheh present work sharing through the prism of the Great Recession of 2008-2009, and with an international approach.
But rather than being a universally negative aspect of the economic crisis, reductions in working hours due to work sharing policies should be seen as a positive development, says Jon Messenger, ILO Senior Research Officer.
A long-time advocate of work sharing, she maps out a vision for a new economics that would not only allow more time for family and community, but would also give people the opportunity to acquire goods and services in more ecologically friendly ways outside of the fossil-fuel intensive market economy.
Mitsubishi Electric officials also said that the company had dismissed about 500 temporary workers at domestic plants in November and December, while enforcing layoffs and introducing work sharing at plants.
It starts with an introductory tutorial, then describes programming view and UPC data types, pointers and arrays, work sharing and domain decomposition, dynamic shared memory allocation, synchronization and memory consistency, performance tuning and optimization and UPC libraries.
3.30 The driving force for the reduction in working hours in France (and some other European countries) was in particular to create more jobs by "work sharing" (on the assumption that insufficient aggregate demand rather than high costs was at the origin of unemployment) rather than to provide workers with more leisure by distributing part of productivity gains as more free time.
The $71 million HRSDC portion was composed of three primary components: (1) Work Sharing While Learning (WSWL)--This new program adds a training component to the traditional Work Sharing program and targets firms facing a structural downturn; (2) Increased Referrals to Training (IRT)--This new initiative is intended to test and evaluate the effects of referring more individuals to training when they are facing job loss; and (3) Older Workers Pilot Projects Initiative (OWPPI)--A series of pilot projects, designed to encourage labour force attachment on the part of older workers, was extended until March 31, 2004.
California's Work Sharing Program was established in 1978 and allows for the payment of UI benefits to employees whose wages and hours have been reduced.
I think the example of Boeing's new 7E7 Dreamliner initiative should get some readers thinking out of their boxes regarding the concept of work sharing. Competition in the aircraft industry has become intensely competitive for Boeing from Airbus in Europe and others.
* OBJECTIVE To evaluate the impact of a prenatal support and work planning intervention on parents' workload, household work sharing, and health and partner outcomes and to investigate prenatal to postnatal changes in first-time parents' child care, household, and paid work responsibilities.