More efficient construction industry labor needed - ÉVOSZ

Construction

National construction industry association ÉVOSZ on Tuesday said the efficiency of labor in the sector needs to be improved through technology upgrades, training, better organization, and greater esteem as well as material rewards, according to a report by state news wire MTI.

ÉVOSZ said the sector continues to face a shortage of skilled workers and engineers as the number of people retiring exceeds the number of trained career-starters, and local companies must compete with foreign peers for Hungarian professionals working abroad. It added that the unskilled laborers who started working in construction after losing their positions in other sectors during the coronavirus crisis require "significantly more" management and supervision.

László Koji, the association's chairman, said construction businesses are focusing on ensuring workers better pay and career opportunities to fill positions.

ÉVOSZ acknowledged the impact on illegal employment of mandatory daily payroll data provision for companies working on big state orders and urged the practice to be extended to sub-contractors.

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