Santo Domingo.– When the COVID-19 pandemic began in March 2020, many workers began to be suspended and the Dominican government had to develop social programs to help the most vulnerable families and the working class.
For the employees, the authorities created the Employee Solidarity Assistance Fund (FASE), which together with Stay at Home and Pa’Ti programs, totals, to date, the figure of RD $ 144,968 million.
Labor ministry Luis Miguel De Camps explained that among the over 800,000 workers who were suspended due to the pandemic, more than 700,000 have already been reinstated to their jobs thanks to the economic recovery.
In addition, he reported that during the last year more than 80,000 new workers have entered the labor market in formal jobs.
De Camps indicated that the crisis generated by the COVID-19 pandemic is unprecedented and prompted the acceleration of some procedures in favor of the country’s working class.