ROME, Oct 30 (Reuters) - Italy’s Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Friday Italy would extend a block on firings until March 2021, in a fresh effort to contain the impact of the COVID-19 health crisis on the jobs market.
“We are going through a complex situation, with so much worry and suffering. This is why the government is making a new financial effort (to support jobs),” Conte’s office quoted the prime minister as saying during a meeting with union leaders.
“The COVID-19 furlough scheme will be free of charge for employers,” Conte added. (Reporting by Angelo Amante; Editing by Crispian Balmer)
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