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Official: Some 850,000 benefit from workplace protection program in 2015

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Nearly 850,000 Hungarians benefited from the governmentʼs workplace protection program last year, according to data revealed today by National Economy Ministry state secretary Péter Cseresnyés, Hungarian news agency MTI reported.

Approximately 326,000 people over the age of 55, 160,000 looking for their first job, 30,000 long-term unemployed, 40,000 mothers with young children, and 290,000 people with low-level education benefitted from the program last year, Cseresnyés said.

The program reduced participating employersʼ payroll costs by HUF 135 billion, he added.

The government provides tax cuts for employers and grants vocational training if they commit to establishing jobs for disadvantaged workers.

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