Companies complain: The Corona-care vacuum holds

Not only in the firms since the Corona pandemic, a new normal. Also, for working parents, there is a new childcare-normality. Since the Corona, the reliability

Companies complain: The Corona-care vacuum holds

Not only in the firms since the Corona pandemic, a new normal. Also, for working parents, there is a new childcare-normality. Since the Corona, the reliability is a thing of the past: part periods of care were reduced in day-care centres, for children to be sent due to slight runny nose home immediately. And how it goes with the school after the summer holidays, more, know hardly anyone as accurate.

For working parents is often supervised childcare instead of working – and increasingly, only families under Stress, but also to the employer: the family companies in Germany complain of a "Corona-care vacuum" to the detriment of the economy. A survey among the members of the associations "The family business" and "The young entrepreneur", according to 58 percent of the surveyed companies are still feeling the effects of the limited Opening of schools and kindergartens, because employees have to take care of children. Every second of this companies report this impairment in the operation.

"workers with children stuck in a huge Dilemma, because neither in schools, nor in kindergartens predictable care works," said Reinhold von Eben-Worlée, President of the Association "The family business". Currently, the Problem will be solved to the detriment of the company. "The state governments and the Federal government must be a maximum of creative, in order to allow in a variety of ways soon, the best possible return to the 100 per cent support under the Corona conditions." In the long term the economy could not unfold their power, warned of Eben-Worlée. "The economic Corona-crisis has reached the family-run SME in the entire width."

short-time work, and low turnover

86 per cent of family companies use the information to short-time work – on average almost half of their employees. Just under a quarter (24 per cent) of the respondents assumes that you can stop the short-time work until the end of August. Collapse in the new orders also showed that the sales at the premises will remain low for longer. The new orders were the particulars referred to in April to 32 percent in June, still 21 percent below the same month last year.

according to The survey, 45 percent of family-owned companies plan in the coming quarter, there were no investments. In spite of the uncertain situation, 77 percent of the survey will be to hold participants in the previous number of jobs, or even increase it.

Updated Date: 16 July 2020, 11:20

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