COVID-19: over a quarter of businesses have put off staff

COVID-19: plus du quart des entreprises ont mis à pied du personnel

OTTAWA | More than a quarter of companies in the country have had to lay off staff due to the pandemic of COVID-19, indicates a new survey from Statistics Canada.

The canadian Survey on the situation of enterprises of the federal agency indicates that almost 40 % of companies have reduced working hours or shift work. Worse, more than a quarter (28.4 %) have not had the choice of layoffs.

“Nearly one-fifth (17.4 %) of all businesses have laid off half their staff or more”, a-t was specified.

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