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Grant programme for complementary wage subsidies for creating new tele-work jobs

Country of implementation
Hungary
General short description of the innovation
For firms and for public administrative bodies transforming regular jobs into tele-work jobs as part of the administrative reform process. The pilot programme targeted the creation of 1,400 tele-work jobs with a total available funding of 300 million HUF provided by the 2004 central budget of the Labour Market Fund.
Target group
Total Population
Policy Field
  • wage
Type of Policy
  • public
Duration of the policy
2004
Scope of innovation
  • Scope: temporary
  • Budgets: 1.1 million EUR
  • Number of intended beneficiaries: 1400 telework jobs
  • Spatial coverage: national
General description of (intended) objectives and strategies
The main objectives of the government with the current measure was to introduce new forms of employment (i.e. telework) that would promote adaptability to changes on the labour market so that both employers and employees can respond in a flexible way to economic challenges. / The Ministry of Employment and Labour launched a grant programme for complementary wage subsidies for firms creating new tele-work jobs and for public administrative bodies transforming regular jobs into tele-work jobs as part of the administrative reform process. The pilot programme targeted the creation of 1,400 tele-work jobs with a total available funding of 300 million HUF provided by the 2004 central budget of the Labour Market Fund. / / http://econ.core.hu/file/download/HLM2005/TheHungarianLabourMarket_2005_onefile.pdf, p132 /
Nature of the innovation-short-term perspective
Complementary wage subsidies for firms/ public administration bodies for creating new tele-work jobs
Nature of the innovation-long-term perspective
To introduce new forms of employment (i.e. telework) that would promote adaptability to changes on the labour market
Type of innovation
  • new policy, practice or measure
New outputs
  • subsidies/tax-credits (wage subsidies for creation of tele-work jobs)
Intended target group
Companies, public administration
Working age population
  • main source of income: paid work
Employers-private institutional actors
companies as employers creating new telework jobs
Actors involved in policy-making/implementation and/or evaluation
  • agency or national social insurance body (Labour Market Fund (provides funding))
  • employees (organised or individual)
  • employers (organised or individual)
Intended output
  • subsidies/tax-credits (wage subsidies for creation of tele-work jobs)
Did the innovation have any outcome related to job quantity?
more telework jobsdecreasing labour costshigher
Intended and unintended outcomes
24.5 thousands people (0.6% of employed) did tele-work on a regular basis (2002), and / another 41.5 thousands people (1.1% of employed) did tele-work occasionally. /
Clarification of outcomes in terms of impacting resilience and labour market inclusion
The main objectives of the government with the current measure was to introduce new forms of employment (i.e. telework) that would promote adaptability to changes on the labour market so that both employers and employees can respond in a flexible way to economic challenges.
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