Labor & Education

Hungarian government offers support to disabled workers

The government has announced HUF 43.4 billion in funding for the employment of people with alternative working abilities, including people with disabilities, announced Attila Fülöp, State Secretary for Social Affairs.

State Secretary Attila Fülöp said the 400 registered companies that employ a significant number of people with disabilities could apply for funding of almost one-and-a-half billion forints. He added that with the money, around 30,000 people can take part in value-added work.

The State Secretary emphasized that social security is based on the idea that everyone should have an income from work, and the government, with its new tender supports those who need help finding a job.

According to the details of the tender, companies can use the funding, among other things, for wage subsidies, accessibility and equipment purchases. The call for applications, which is open to 400 companies within 1,200 locations nationwide, is now available on the website of the Budapest Government Office.

According to Attila Fülöp, this type of employment can be run well by dedicated churches, NGOs, or municipalities. A great example for this is the local government of Újbuda, where the municipality voluntarily runs an institution with around 230 employees.For more details on the tender (only available in Hungarian) click here.

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