Gov’t Aims To Bring Skilled Hungarians Home

  • 23 Apr 2015 9:00 AM
Gov’t Aims To Bring Skilled Hungarians Home
The government will soon launch a new effort to persuade highly qualified young Hungarians to bring their skills back to Hungary. Economy Ministry state secretary for labour and education Sándor Czomba told reporters that while there are many job seekers in Hungary, there is a growing shortage of skilled workers.

Acknowledging that many young Hungarians with degrees and a command of foreign languages are building their lives in the West, he said it is hard to compete with those wages, but these professionals are needed back home.

As part of the Ft 100 million programme the ministry has approached employers who might be ready to subsidise young people working abroad.

CEO Szabolcs Pákozdi of National Employment Non-Profit, said they would support the return of at least 50 people, in part by refunding their air ticket retroactively and helping them to pay for housing for one year.

A pilot project will be carried out in Székesfehérvár where big companies have shown interest in the project. The local council would help returning exiles by reassigning council-owned flats.

Source: Hungary Around the Clock

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