He said that from March 2020 through 25 May 2021, the state set aside HRK 10.5 billion for job-retention subsidies, covering more than 680,000 workers in over 120,000 enterprises.
Plenković said that despite the extraordinary circumstances caused by the pandemic, the number of Croatian Pension Insurance Institute insurees was twice as high as in 2019 and 2020, and that the average net pay was over HRK 7,000.
“With further measures and activities, we will support the work and survival of our enterprises because employment and job retention is one of the most important priorities of economic development and recovery.”
“We can be extremely satisfied with the result the measures have yielded so far. The labour market is stable, there has been no disaster as many predicted, which shows that the government’s measures have succeeded,” Plenković said, adding that relief for enterprises would last as long as the pandemic.
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