Summer Student Work Program Receives Additional Funding
The summer student work program is to receive an additional EUR 650.000 on top its original budget of 4.86 EUR million, said Sándor Czomba in Kossuth Rádió’s 180 Minutes program, reported by MTI. Czomba, Secretary of State for Employment in the Ministry of National Economy, said that the student work program had the same funding in the previous year, but its great success demanded additional funding in 2014.
Czomba added that until Thursday more than 15.000 students applied, and with the additional funding the program can now receive 20.000 students.The Ministry for National Economy (Nemzetgazdasági Minisztérium, NGM) announces the program on the first day of July every summer, in which students between ages 16 and 25 can work for local governments or institutions maintained by local governments. Students are to register for work at the local labor office.
The program provides financial aid, helping out student wages, where the 100% backing can be provided for two months, between July 1 and August 31, with a maximum of 6 hours per day. The financial aid is proportionally distributed compared to the minimum wage, and so students with skilled training can receive EUR 290, while those without training can receive EUR 245.(MTI)