Job seeking difficulties

Why is it hard to find a good job?

-businesses cut back on labour force because of rising costs and to make more profit

-people are replaced by machines - AUTOMATION

-there is a mismatch between jobs on the labour market and people’s qualifications

--people have the wrong qualifications

--people need to be retrained to get a qualification which enables them to find a job

What are the consequences?

-the number of workplaces is going down and there is a fierce competition for even the lowest-paying jobs

-people are on the verge of starving because of the low income

-people decide to flee Hungary and try working abroad, most typically in the UK and Germany

-they are motivated by better salaries, living conditions and the hope to save enough money to establish themselves in Hungary (they hope to buy a house on their own money, not on credit)

-many of those young people decide to settle down and start a family in the host country

-the home country’s economy suffers: they lose the country’s most productive workers

-the smartest people often end up getting a job in foreign countries - BRAIN DRAIN

-people who work abroad are very often the target of discrimination and have a chance feel rootless

-moving abroad doesn’t mean finding a job – without good and SECURE connections, you may be trapped by fake agents who only take money out of your pocket

-if you don’t know the language of the host country, you may be deceived and exploited

What could be done to change things for the better?

- the government should start retraining programs to enable more people to find an employment

-new workplaces should be established (these can be national and international companies)

-salaries should be increased to a European level