The corona crisis shows the strength of the social market economy

Some of them now want to cook their ideological soup on these decisions. The daily newspaper “taz” proclaims the “Corona twilight for neoliberalism” because of the state measures. And Juso boss Kevin Kühnert explains in a generous pose that howl of triumph is out of place. The suggestion that he brought corporate groups into play […]

For Hubertus Heil, life and health have priority

Labor Minister Hubertus Heil (SPD) warns against removing the restrictions too quickly in the corona crisis out of consideration for the economy and thereby risking the life or health of people. “We will evaluate whether the social interruptions will work in two to three weeks,” Heil said in an interview with the Handelsblatt. “If we […]

For Hubertus Heil, life and health have priority

Labor Minister Hubertus Heil (SPD) warns against removing the restrictions too quickly in the corona crisis out of consideration for the economy and thereby risking the life or health of people. “We will evaluate in two to three weeks whether the interruption of social contacts will work,” Heil said in an interview with the Handelsblatt. […]

Job centers fear wave of Hartz IV applications

Job centre Applications for state basic security should be simplified for a limited period. (Photo: imago images / Schöning) Berlin The social protection package for cushioning economic corona consequences, which was also adopted by the Federal Council on Friday, raises concerns in the job centers responsible for processing. There are doubts as to whether the […]

Heavy burdens on the job market and the economy

Robert Kaplan The US central banker expects a massive economic downturn in the spring. (Photo: Reuters) Washington According to a leading US currency keeper, the virus crisis will cause the economy and the labor market to collapse. He expects the unemployment rate to rise to low to mid-range between 10 and 20 percent in the […]

Daimler closes its factories for another two weeks

Munich, Frankfurt The corona virus has done what has not happened in the wake of the financial crisis, the diesel scandal or a natural disaster: the work in the German automobile plants is almost completely idle. BMW, Daimler, VW, Opel or ford had kept the tapes going even after the collapse of the capital markets […]

Deutsche Bank is considering short-time working

“At the operational level, the bank is preparing for such scenarios.” As of today, however, there was no short-time working within the institute. Individual Volksbanks and Raiffeisenbanks are also considering registering short-time benefits. “Wherever it can not be avoided, cooperative banks take this step to preserve jobs,” said a spokeswoman for the Federal Association of […]

The US aid package could be late

Denver, New York, Washington Miranda Miller is one of the early victims of the corona crisis. Her job as a waitress in a brewery near Denver was immediately gone when the restaurants had to close. “I am still totally shocked,” says Miller, who is now looking for bargains in the Costco wholesale trade and is […]

Amazon creates 350 new logistics jobs in Germany

Amazon logistics center in Dortmund Since this week, important everyday goods in Germany have been prioritized not only in the incoming goods department at the Amazon logistics centers, but also when shipping to customers. (Photo: dpa) Hall Amazon needs several hundred additional employees in Germany in the corona virus crisis. In order to meet the […]

Fresenius is arming itself with more intensive care beds for corona crisis

Elios Clinic Stralsund Of the currently around 28,000 intensive care beds in Germany, almost 1,000 are in the Helios clinics. (Photo: dpa) Frankfurt The Healthcare company Fresenius with its 86 hospitals, the rapid spread of the corona virus is surprising and plans to expand the number of its intensive care beds. The development is “much […]