The government’s economy protection plan triggered by the novel coronavirus epidemic has so far helped nearly one million people, Innovation and Technology Minister László Palkovics. Speaking at a ceremony in Vác, northern Hungary, where he presented a certificate of government grants to car vendor and servicing company Lukács and Tamás, Palkovics said job protection was a priority in economic protection. So far, employers have applied for support to preserve 106,000 jobs, he said, including some 10,000 applications in R+D.
Government-sponsored IT courses have received some 50,000 applications from jobseekers and students, Palkovics said. Students can also avail themselves of an interest-free loan “to finance the costs of the transitional period”, he added.