The variability of the employment relationship

Redefining the value of jobs
  • Peter Hartz


Throughout the world, mass unemployment has become one of the most pressing problems of modern times. The automotive industry has been hit by a crisis of restructuring and excess capacity. It would have been easy enough for Volkswagen to follow the example of many other companies and simply shed jobs. But as “Every Job has a Face”, the company therefore decided, in the autumn of 1993, to break out of the vicious circle of mass unemployment. It is all very well for market trends, technological progress or productivity to define personnel requirements — but these factors alone should not be allowed to dictate the nature of the solution to the problem.


Variable Form Monthly Income Block Time Employment Relationship Variable Employment 
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