- 7 Oct 2013 9:00 AM
As he said, these villages and others at various parts of the country have switched to a public work system which has been meaningful and productive, and this benefits everybody: the village at issue and those participating in the programme.
Speaking about one of the municipalities, Komlóska, the Minister of State said that unemployment has been eliminated in this dead-end village, the local government is in the position of giving work to everybody within the public work system, the settlement has been turned into a self-sustaining eco-village which has a forestry cooperative operated as an agricultural pilot project.
Other municipalities with similar programs can be found all around the country, for example in Cece, Fejér County, in Tiszaigar, Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok County or in Rozsály, Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg County.
The new public employment scheme was introduced by the Government in order to offer work to the long-term unemployed in exchange for social benefits. The Government is firmly committed to setting up a workfare system in which, in contrast to earlier social benefits schemes, work has a significant value.
Source: Ministry for National Economy