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Ministry helps those less advantaged get jobs

The program creates job opportunities for people who are starting their careers, have young children, are taking care of relatives, or have been unemployed for a long time.

As of December 1, 2021, companies can apply for a 90-day work experience grant under the Support for Enterprises’ Workforce program if they employ disadvantaged people, said Sándor Bodó, State Secretary for Employment Policy at the Ministry of Innovation and Technology.

Bodó said that the program creates job opportunities for people who are starting their careers, have young children, are taking care of relatives, or have been unemployed for a long time, in addition to young jobseekers with a low level of education and skills. 

The state contribution will be 100 percent of the gross wage and the social taxes paid by the employer, up to a maximum of 150 percent of the statutory minimum wage per month for full-time workers. For the first 90 days, the cost of work experience for new recruits is reimbursed. In the continuation period, the Entrepreneurship Labor Subsidy can be claimed for six months, which can mean up to HUF 100,000 per month per worker. 

The support is available for job-starters aged 25–30, people aged 50 and over, those who have left public employment no more than 30 days ago, and long-term registered jobseekers. 

The number of registered job seekers has fallen to close to 242,000 in Hungary after the spike caused by the epidemic, Bodó said, adding that the latest figures show that employers received a total of nearly HUF 16 billion for more than 29,000 new hires.

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