Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Public Administration And Defence
Public Administration And Defence; Compulsory Social Security
Provision Of Services To The Community As A Whole
84.22 - Defence activities

977 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
5,000 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
17 November 2006
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


According to Imre Szekeres, Hungarian Minister of Defence, close to 1,000 people will be dismissed from the Hungarian Air Force. The dismissals will affect signal units mainly, some of which will be closed down, such as the unit in Nagytarcsa. The garrison in Eger, Northern Hungary, will also be closed down and its employees will be relocated to another city in the Eastern part of the country. Parallel with the dismissals, the number of contracted soldiers in the army will be increased by about 5,000. In the future 10,219 soldiers will be employed at the land forces. Support units will have 2,500 people, while the Budapest support unit will employ 1,700 soldiers.


  • 18 November 2006: Magyar Nemzet


Eurofound (2006), Magyar Légierő, Internal restructuring in Hungary, factsheet number 64524, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/64524.