Nearly 30,000 students participating in summer work program

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Nearly 30,000 students are participating in a state-supported program that places them in temporary summer jobs, State Secretary for Employment Policy Sándor Bodó said yesterday, according to azuzlet.hu (The Business).

The government allocation for the program has been raised from HUF 3.4 billion by an additional HUF 250 million due to high interest, Bodó added. 

The Ministry for Innovation and Technology (ITM) said that more than 24,000 students work for municipal councils. Under the scheme, local councils are eligible for subsidies covering 100% of payroll costs for students, although work hours are limited to six a day. Students can earn a gross monthly HUF 164,250 for skilled jobs and HUF 125,550 for unskilled work. 

Businesses in the farm, tourism, and catering sectors are eligible for subsidies covering 75% of payroll for students who c an work up to eight hours a day. The subsidies are available for a maximum of two months from July 1. 

The summer jobs scheme has supported a combined total of 240,000 students in temporary positions with subsidies of over HUF 23 bln since its launch in 2013.

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