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