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Short-time working in the context of the coronavirus
Work stoppages relating to the coronavirus
The coronavirus outbreak is causing supply shortages and declines in demand, which can lead to work stoppages. Companies may submit applications for short-time working if they provide evidence of an adequate causal link between the work stoppage and the coronavirus outbreak and if they meet the existing eligibiblity criteria.
Please note that a general reference to the new coronavirus does not justify a claim for short-time working compensation. Rather, employers must provide credible evidence as to how the work stoppages expected in their company relate to the coronavirus outbreak. Therefore, there must be an adequate causal link between the work stoppage and the occurrence of the virus.
General information on short-time working compensation can be retrieved from the brochure «Kurzarbeitsentschädigung» (available only in German, French, Italian) on the www.work.swiss website.
Please submit applications for short-time working to:
Amt für Wirtschaft und Arbeit