Budapest, September 4 (MTI) – More than 890,000 people have been employed under the job protection scheme introduced by the government in 2013 which is a success, the government spokeswoman said today.
Among those employed under the scheme, 150,000 are young people, Eva Kurucz said in Jaszbereny, central Hungary, at the premises of a firm taking part in the programme.
She noted the government’s decision one and a half years ago to help the employment of people with slimmer than average chances in the labour market by granting tax benefits to businesses who employ them.
Out of the 3,000 employees of the plastic processing company Jasz-Plasztik Kft, 1,500 have been ensured jobs under the scheme including 338 career starters, she said.
Kurucz said that the scheme has helped the employment of an increasing number of people who had lived on social aid before. She noted the recent report by the Central Statistical Office of Hungary’s unemployment rate dropping below 8 percent as the largest drop among EU member states over the past 12 months.