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Jobbik: Govt Should Favour Hungarian Labour over Importing Migrant Workers

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.10.29.

The opposition Jobbik party says the government should work to reboot the Hungarian economy by giving jobs to young people and those inactive on the labour market instead of importing migrant workers.

The Hungarian economy should be restarted using domestic labour rather than by importing hundreds of thousands of foreign workers, Jobbik’s deputy leader Dániel Z. Kárpát told a press conference on Thursday.

The government’s economic policies “still serve the interests of multinationals over Hungarian workers”, Z. Kárpát insisted. He said the migrant workers coming to Hungary were not being hired in the industries actually facing labour shortages.

He said temporary employment agencies were making “brutal profits” and should be replaced by state employment agencies. The money saved from transitioning to publicly funded agencies should go towards workers’ salaries, Z. Kárpát added.

Number of Unemployed Rose in September
Number of Unemployed Rose in September

Hungary’s three-month rolling average jobless rate reached 4.4 percent in September, edging down 0.2 of a percentage point from the previous month, but still 0.9 of a percentage point over the rate a year earlier because of the coronavirus crisis, data released by the Central Statistical Office (KSH) on Thursday show. In absolute terms, the […]Continue reading

The politician called for policies that would make it worthwhile for skilled workers to stay in Hungary instead of seeking employment abroad.

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