- 9 Jul 2021 7:22 AM
- Hungary Around the Clock
Bodó added that local governments hired more than 15,000 students in the first week, and companies 5,000.
The scheme was most popular in north-east Hungary in Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén and Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg counties, but many were employed also in Békés and Hajdú-Bihar counties, in eastern Hungary.
Under the scheme, if local governments employ students for six hours a day from July for a maximum of two months, then the government will fully refinance their wages.
The government will cover 75% of the wage costs of companies operating in agriculture, tourism or catering that employ students even on a full-time basis, also for a maximum of two months.