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Job Retention

Country of implementation
General short description of the innovation
The programme aimed at retaining the employment capacity of the existing workplaces, at retaining jobs and the capacity and willingness of the employees to work, as well as at improving the labour market status and re-employment within the shortest possible time of employees concerned by layoffs. The programme helped keeping on total 68,076 jobs and was implemented in the form of an open tender in the cooperation of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour, the National Employment and Social Office and the regional PES (Public Employment Service) offices. / Assistance components of the programme: / Wage cost subsidy to preserve jobs / Wage compensation in case of reduced employment / Wage cost subsidy to promote re-employment / Labour market service / Labour market training / Support for the expenses of commuting to work /
Target group
Total Population
Policy Field
  • wage
Type of Policy
  • public
Duration of the policy
2009 - 2010
Scope of innovation
  • Scope: temporary
  • Budgets: budgets ():Of the total amount of 8,494 billion HUF=28313 million EUR, 22084 million EUR was transferred to the beneficiary employers in 2009 and 6222 million EUR in 2010. Furthermore, the fulfilment of the employment obligations imposed as a precondition of awarding
  • Number of intended beneficiaries: 68076 head
  • Spatial coverage: national
General description of (intended) objectives and strategies
The programme goal was to preserve the employment capacity of the existing workplaces; to preserve jobs; to maintain or, if necessary, restructure, the working capacity and skills of the employed; to improve the labour market situation of persons affected by lay-offs and to place them anew as soon as possible
Nature of the innovation-short-term perspective
immediate crisis measure
Type of ideal-typical strategy for the innovation
  • typical strategy for the innovation (optional; according to Obinger)-dualisation
  • typical strategy for the innovation (optional; according to Obinger)-encompassing security
Type of innovation
  • retrenchment or expansion of an existing/earlier policy
New outputs
  • subsidies/tax-credits
  • wages
  • working time
Intended target group
employed people and enterprises planning outplacement
Working age population
  • employment situation (please specify: e.g. typical work/atypical/unemployed)
  • income level (low/medium/high)
  • main source of income: paid work
Actors involved in policy-making/implementation and/or evaluation
  • making/implementation and/or evaluation-agency or national social insurance body
  • making/implementation and/or evaluation-beneficiaries/users
  • making/implementation and/or evaluation-central state
  • making/implementation and/or evaluation-employers (organised or individual)
Intended output
  • learning workplaces
  • wages
  • working time
Intended and unintended outcomes
there is no data available
Clarification of outcomes in terms of impacting resilience and labour market inclusion
The protected workplaces helped the most vulnerable people as well to keep their job, in that sense this measure increased the labour market inclusion. The wage subsidies protected enterprises and workers from deterioration. However that whether the participants met the eligibility criteria could not be controlled properly
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