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Labour shortage at Hungarian public transportation

According to 444.hu, shortage of tram drivers to be a growing concern at Budapest Transport Plc. (BKV), and the Hungarian State Railways (MÁV) also have to face with labour shortage As 444 writes, the Hungarian public transport company launches a campaign again to invite people to tram driver trainings, so as to respond to the lack of tram drivers. The company not only should replace employees retiring in every two or three months, but they also need new ones due to increasing needs for public transport. 444 has not received any answer from the transport company for the question of how many drivers are...

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Hungary government to focus on boosting mobility, training to tackle labour shortage

Budapest (MTI) – In efforts to alleviate labour shortages, the government plans to boost regional mobility and training, an economy ministry official said at an event on Thursday. Speaking at a forum organised by the Budapest Chamber of Commerce and Industry and National Trade Association, Péter Cseresnyés, state secretary for labour and training, said that Hungary’s labour market was characterised by both unemployment and a labour shortage. Whereas there are around 300,000 potential employees, 50-60 percent of positions remain unfilled, he noted. The reasons are to be found in regional disparities and a lack of training and work experience....

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Employer federation official: Labour shortage spreading nationwide

Budapest (MTI) – Hungary’s labour shortage cuts across industries, regions and sectors, an employer federation official said on Tuesday. Whereas the labour shortage had previously been confined to western parts of the country, now the problem is nationwide and will worsen for demographic reasons, Federation of Employers and Industrialists (MGYOSZ) deputy head Ferenc Rölek told public television M1. Employees in government fostered job schemes and civil servants should be retrained and skilled workers should be imported, he said. Hungary needs foreign workers “on a temporary basis, who fit the country culturally and can adapt”. “Guest workers and migrants are...

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Hungarian companies raise wages to cure labour shortages

Two-thirds of the Hungarian companies try to handle the increasing labour shortages by raising wages, a survey conducted by legjobbmunkadók.hu reveals. The site surveyed more than 150 Hungarian companies employing more than 100 000 people about the effects of the current labour shortages. The survey has found that the companies suffer from a shortage of skilled workers mostly. According to index.hu, some 55 % of the respondents have claimed that it is extremely difficult to find skilled workers, while 28 % of them have said it is almost impossible. Moreover, almost half of the respondents (47 %) have stated...

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Hungary IT sector suffers labour shortage

Budapest, September 5 (MTI) – Last year, 22,000 jobs in Hungary’s IT sector went unfilled, business daily Világgazdaság said on Monday. Counting positions indirectly affected by the labour shortage in the sector, altogether 72,000 spots were vacant, Ádám Horváth, who is in charge of education for IT business association IVSZ, told the paper. The shortage has worsened this year, he said. Horváth noted that just 5,000 Hungarians started studying computer science and programming this year, one third the number necessary to meet demand for labour in the sector. Only 6-8 percent of young Hungarians starting their studies at college...

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