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May 19, 2020

Coronavirus Update: Nearly 100,000 jobs saved so far

In the past two weeks, more than 2,700 companies have applied for the government’s wage subsidy program saving tens of thousands of jobs nationwide.

“We need to pay attention to saving as many jobs as possible and creating as many new jobs as possible,” said Sándor Bodó, State Secretary for Employment Policy, at today’s Operational Group press conference.

In the past two weeks, more than 2,700 companies have applied to the government’s wage subsidy program, most of them from rural areas, saving more than 95,000 jobs in Hungary.

The state secretary revealed that most of the applications arrived from the tourism, manufacturing and vehicle repairing sectors, but “we have also been able to help 8,700 people working in research and development," he added.

Bodó also announced that as the number of registered jobseekers increased by 50,000 by the end of April, a new program was also launched with a total budget of HUF 80 billion, which will be able to save another 70,000 jobs.

A call center set up for advice on the coronavirus can be reached on +36-80-277-455 and +36-80-277-456 or by email koronavirus@bm.gov.hu