Prime Minister’s Office announces plans to lay off 20% of staff
Every one employee in five will be dismissed from the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) due to austerity measures. PMO head János Lázár ordered the cuts, citing spending freezes imposed in links with the need of lifting the excess deficit procedure against Hungary. The dismissals will affect 55 of the Office’s 275 employees. State secretaries, their deputies and the government spokesman have one week to put proposals on table with names of redundant staff. There will also be dismissals at other ministries due to the government freeze, but not as much as 20% everywhere, news website Index reports. The selected PMO employees will be notified on July 2 at the earliest and July 31 at the latest.
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