INWORK Policy Brief No. 2

New developments in work sharing in middle-income countries

In the context of the global economic and jobs crisis, middle-income countries needed to take actions to reduce the impact of the crisis on employment and maximize the potential for growth in jobs in the coming period of economic recovery. In that sense, the adoption of work sharing has been an important temporary measure to protect existing jobs, support enterprises, further develop employees’ skills, and strengthen social protection.