US News The organizers of the 2022 World Cup plan to cut jobs
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While the holding of the 2022 World Cup continues to be criticized, the organizers have told AFP that they intend to cut an unknown number of jobs because of the economic crisis.
Concretely, the Supreme Committee, the government organization in charge of developing the tournament, employs 550 people, including expatriates. Officials decided to implement the layoff plan after identifying more than 1,100 workers with Covid-19 positive cases, with at least one death. “ We have made the decision to cut a number of redundant positions. All salaries and end-of-service allowances will be paid to those who leave , they justify to the news agency. " The Supreme Committee recently undertook an internal process to assess the current workforce and launched an exercise in budget management and operational efficiency ".
However, they do not specify the number of posts that will be eliminated, nor their nature. Despite the slowdown in work related to the application of barrier gestures, the organizers specify that 85% of all infrastructure has already been finalized.
Strongly the definitive cancellation.
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