Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Szolnok (Szolnok county, Alföld), Szekszárd (Tolna county, Dunántúl), Salgótarján (Nógrád county, Észak)
Health / Social Work
Human Health Services And Activities
Human Health Activities
86 - Human health activities

200 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
28 March 2006
Employment effect (start)
28 March 2006
Foreseen end date


200 professional employees have been dismissed country-wide from 16 of the recently privatised laboratories of the National Public Health and Medical Service. The new owner of the formerly state-financed laboratory-network, Euro-Labor Invest Ltd., is laying off employees since the network is operating with a loss. The most affected units are in Szekszárd, Szolnok and Salgótarján, where in the future staff will only collect samples and refer them to other units for analysis. Most laid off workers face immense difficulties finding a job in health care in the affected areas.


  • 28 March 2006: Népszabadság online


Eurofound (2006), Euro-Labor Invest, Internal restructuring in Hungary, factsheet number 63290, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/63290.