The Confederação Empresarial de Portugal (CIP) advanced today that the covid-19 pandemic has already caused about 110 thousand redundancies, arguing that it is important to ensure that the new measures launched by the executive have the necessary effect.
“We know today that something like 110 thousand jobs have already been lost”, said António Saraiva, in the ‘online’ presentation of a survey developed with the Marketing FutureCast Lab of ISCTE – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa.
The entrepreneur also noted that if the Government had adopted the measures presented by CIP at the beginning of the pandemic, it would have been possible to avoid “some of the bankruptcies and to safeguard some of those jobs”.
Thus, the confederation demanded that it be ensured that the measures, put forward by the Government to mitigate the impact of the pandemic, will fulfill its objective.
For this, he defended that it is necessary that they do not have “difficult application processes and complex forms”.
Approximately 83% of companies consider that state support programs, to mitigate the impact of the pandemic, are below what is necessary, according to the CIP study.
“In the week of December 4, 83% of the companies consider that the support programs fall short (or short) of what they need”, reads the analysis, developed with ISCTE's Marketing FutureCast Lab.
The opinion of entrepreneurs regarding the executive's support remained “stable”, after the deterioration registered in the previous month.
The covid-19 pandemic caused at least 1,612,297 deaths resulting from more than 72.1 million cases of infection worldwide, according to a report by the French agency AFP.
In Portugal, 5,649 people died from 350,938 confirmed cases of infection, according to the most recent bulletin from the Directorate-General for Health.