Budapest, December 21 (MTI) – Hungarian companies across the board are facing a labour shortage and companies are looking for 340,000 employees, economic research institute GKI said on Wednesday, based on its research and estimates.

Companies employing 5-20 workers are looking to hire around 150,000 workers, while bigger companies have a shortage of 133,000 workers. Micro firms with 1-5 employees seek to hire 57,000 employees.

A sectoral breakdown shows that the labour shortage is most acute in light industry where additional hires could reach 32 percent of the present average workforce. Business services could hire 23 percent of their current workforce, and the manufacturing sector 16 percent.

Source: MTI

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