Labor Ministry

Early Easter boosts job hirings

The earlier-than-usual start to the tourism season ? thanks to Orthodox Easter falling in the first half of April ? helped the labor market to post a slight recovery last month, with the Labor Ministry?s Ergani hiring register showed a net rise of 22,313 jobs in March.

Creditors see Greek weakness in finding solutions

The crucial Eurogroup meeting for Greece scheduled for April 24 is to take place in ten days. There are warnings from abroad that time is running out for a solution that would avert a "Grexident" resulting in Greece's exit from the eurozone. Negotiations are continuing now that Greek Orthodox Easter (April 12) has ended but the situation looks glum.

Minimum salary to rise to 654 euros in October

By Roula Salourou

The first part of a government plan to increase the minimum salary is expected to be implemented in October, taking the level up to 654 euros per month for all private sector workers. The government?s election pledge to raise the minimum monthly salary to 751 euros will not be fulfilled before the second half of 2016.