The latest industrialisation plan of the government means the cabinet had to find more than 300 thousand guest workers, a Hungarian news outlet estimated. Before, the Hungarian government conducted a successful campaign against economic migrants, saying that “they could not take the jobs of the Hungarians”.
According to 24.hu, PM Orbán said one week earlier that the Hungarian economy needs 500 thousand more workers to fill vacant positions in the job market. He said he would prefer internal resources in that regard. However, there are not enough Hungarian nationals to do so. That is why more than 70 thousand guest workers worked in Hungary last year. And RTL News think they are the solution for Hungary’s reindustrialisation project.
The Hungarian Central Statistical Office (KSH) regularly measures record-high employment rates. But Orbán said last week that Hungary needs 500 thousand more people in its job market. He added the source for that would be internal reserves, Hungarians living abroad and guest workers, consequently.
Based on a recent analysis of Portfolio, the reserve means unemployed, people having part-time jobs and pensioners. That is 100-150 thousand people, meaning that the remaining 300 thousand must be guest workers, József Hornyák, an expert said.
Orbán’s economic year opening in 2023:
Orbán said guest workers might remain in Hungary only temporarily. But most of them would not want to remain. They aim to go farther West for higher wages, Mr Hornyák highlighted. Hungary has the lowest average wages in the EU, József Nógrádi, commercial director of Trenkwalder Hungary, stated. Guest workers come to Hungary even from exotic places Colombia, Mongolia, and the Philippines.
The government is committed to ensuring Hungarian-made weapons from domestic suppliers to the Hungarian military, the defence minister said on Saturday, adding that meeting that goal was of strategic importance for the country’s security.
Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky visited a shooting range at Táborfalva, in western Hungary, where hand guns and protective gear used by the police and the military were tested, and said on Facebook that the development of “guns, machine guns, light and submachine guns” had started. “You need strength to make peace; we keep working,” the minister said.
Source: MTI, 24.hu
Much as I like Colombia, Mongolia, and the Philippines, any “guest workers” need to come from Serbia, Albania, Macedonia, Moldova, etc., not from any farther afield than that.
Where I live many young to middle aged people, especially men, take advantage of the taxpayer funded charities that house & feed people, give them clothing, dental care (which the taxpayer does NOT get free) etc so that they have the freedom to not work, ignoring their responsibility to contribute to society. The many workers from those southern places mentioned come in & are housed right at the farms or factories which they must continue their employment role at for a designated time. They are taken to the malls or movies etc in groups so that they have some free time to socialize. Some of the men have been known to meet up, impregnate young women, then they end up being allowed to stay in the country in many cases. One such young woman at our school already had 3 little ones, from various fathers, never made it to graduation so that she had to actually work to earn a living. Taxpayers then get less benefit from that imported-worker since they now have to support a larger family group since ‘illegals’ can’t work legally for years. But, someone has to work on our many farms, in fish-plants etc. And Canadians won’t if they can bum off society easily. Now they are building little houses for the drug addicts while working families live in cars or relatives basements or garages.
Hungary needs Africans, Asians, Americans, of all cultures and religions. Mix with them and produce more open minded future generations.
Mario needs Africans, Asians, Americans, of all cultures and religions because Mario himself is a mixed race MONGREL, and He thereby has no interest whatsoever in preserving White culture, society and traditions, and HE rather see it overrun by the third-world and destroyed!
Mario needs Africans, Asians, Americans, of all cultures and religions, because Mario has no White identity and he rather see Hungarian culture, society and traditions being overrun by Africans, Asians and Americans of all cultures and religions.
Beggars can’t be choosers. I fear that we (Hungary) may have left this pressing subject go unanswered (by this Government) beyond the point of getting a satisfactory solution because most of Western Europe, and indeed, most of the West, is in the very same boat (labour shortage). It’s now become urgent for our Government to act and start the ball rolling or all those new (eg) battery plants will be largely unproductive due to lack labour.
I wonder if better choice of a photograph could’ve been chosen as a lead-in because the reader might associate “guest workers” with illegal migrants, perhaps a photo of people alighting from an aeroplane.
Mario is into diversity and equity. How did that work out in South Africa?
It’s bad enough that so many that ridiculously recognized them as “Macedonians” against Greek objections now patronizingly play stupid over little switch-a-roo of identity from Slavs into ancient Macedonian( (aka founders of the HELLENISTIC period). Please don’t add insult to injury by using the wrong name. Their country name is NORTH Macedonia.
CAN – we in Hungary at this time, the Economic disintegration building daily around us – the collapsing of our infrastructure, of Education and Public Health Services, that sees us NEEDING billions of forints INVESTED by this Orban Government “Rabble” – can we Hungary go down another path, that will be PERILOUS for the FUTURE of our Country?
Has not in 13 years Orban has been in POWER – has he not – SOLD us out?
The “interblending” of people from other country’s – the cultural adjustments, it can’t be forgotten, the “error of judgement” Merkel made in Germany in recent years.
Germany then could afford it but Hungary – the “Scales” are imbalanced, financially and from an infrastructure perspective, our capacity to cope, as a country, to open what would be the flood gates to a broader Migration policy, that the FUTURE of Hungary – will be – in decades to come – DESTROYED.
Orban – is this “another” trying of gaining “brownie points” with ???
Unfortunately, it’s not only the people from wherever coming to Hungary wanting to “move West”. We see it with the Ukrainians (less than 40’000 of the 2 odd million who crossed our border decided to wait out the war, here), our own skilled workers, hospitality staff, etc. as well as all of those “economic migrants” we are told to fear (they’re also just moving through!).
So – how do we keep Hungary attractive for our own workers (we still have a bit of an exodus), and the next question is how we find people, foreigners, wanting to do the jobs that we – for whatever reason – cannot or do not want to do?
“We will pay you better than in your own country but we will treat you like second class people and kick you out when we’re done with you” somehow doesn’t sound like a very enticing proposition. And again – we will NEED foreigners to do the work (and pay taxes).