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Ministry: More People with Disabilities Have Jobs

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.01.03.

Thanks to government measures and job subsidies, the number of people with disabilities in employment has risen by more than 2.5 times since 2010, the Ministry of Human Resources said in a statement on Friday.

Whereas ten years ago 60,000 people with disabilities had jobs, today that figure is 150,000.

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This year the government is subsidising companies that employ larger numbers of people with disabilities to the tune of 43.5 billion forints.

Businesses tend to be satisfied with the work of their disabled employees and willingness to employ them is increasing, according to surveys.

Meanwhile, the statement noted that the ministry is organising an international conference on 17-18 January on how to expand the employment of people with disabilities.

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