ECONOMY

Greek hirings exceed layoffs in March, according to new database system

Hirings exceeded layoffs by 9,000 in March, according to data from the Ministry of Labor’s Ergani database system, Skai reported on Thursday.

Put to use for the first time, the database records the flow of employment across the country in terms of region, sector, company size and contract type, among other factors, in real time.

According to the figures released, out of the 85,000 of those hired in March, 3,546 found employment in the Attica region, followed by 1,678 who were employed on the island of Crete. The majority of hirings were conducted in the food, tourism, wholesale and retail sectors.

Commenting on Ergani’s debut, Labor Minister Yiannis Vroutsis noted that the system was a “modern, innovative and effective tool” set to contribute substantially to the government’s employment strategy.