OPSI COVID-19 Innovative Response Tracker

Traders help traders (cross sectoral personnel placement platform)

Innovative response

The job initiative is aimed at securing the employment of as many workers from the non-food trade by employing them temporarily in the food trade.

Non-food retailers who wish to temporarily employ parts of their staff in the food trade can use the job platform of the Austrian Retail Association. The consent of employees concerned is necessary. The platform also serves as a mediation platform between retailers and workers as food/near-food traders temporarily lack workers and private individuals search for temporarily open jobs.

Specific issues addressed and anticipated impact

This solution will help shift many people who have lost work into a sector needing work.

Organisations/institutions involved

Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs, Austrian Retail Association

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Level(s) of government:
  • National/Federal government

Issues being addressed:

  • Governance responses
  • Crowdsourcing solutions
  • Social effects of the crisis