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Subsidizing wages for jobs endangered by the crisis

Country of implementation
General short description of the innovation
National Employment FundĄs program: ĽPreservingŒ (Orszúgos Foglalkoztatúsi Alap, OFA Meg?rz?s, 9122; Meg?rz?s 2-9123/2009). The aim of the program is to prevent jobs being shed through a) subsidizing endangeredŒ jobs, b) supplementing wages in STWAs, possibly combined with training.
Target group
Total Population
Policy Field
  • education
  • wage
Type of Policy
  • public
Duration of the policy
Sep 2009 - Jan 2010
Scope of innovation
  • Scope: temporary
  • Budgets: 31.5 million EUR
  • Number of intended beneficiaries: Direct: 55000 - Indirect: 106000
  • Spatial coverage: national
General description of (intended) objectives and strategies
By subsidizing endangeredŒ jobs, supplementing wages and providing trainings the project aimed to protect jobs.
Nature of the innovation-short-term perspective
short term
Type of ideal-typical strategy for the innovation
  • typical strategy for the innovation (optional; according to Obinger)-flexicurity
Type of innovation
  • retrenchment or expansion of an existing/earlier policy
New outputs
  • subsidies/tax-credits
  • training schemes
  • wages
Clarification of intended mechanisms, outputs and outcomes (optional)
Measures to increase labor demand / Subsidies to employers who maintain existing jobs / Subsidizing wages for jobs endangered by the crisis /
Intended target group
Enterprises affected by crisis
Employers-private institutional actors
: enterprises affected by the crises
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-central state
  • making/implementation and/or evaluation-employees (organised or individual)
  • making/implementation and/or evaluation-private for-profit organisations (commercial)
Intended output
  • training schemes
  • wages
Intended and unintended outcomes
no data available
Clarification of outcomes in terms of impacting resilience and labour market inclusion
Job protection
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