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 completely different”, Rölek added.