Internal restructuring
Dunantul; Nyugat-Dunantul; Zala
Location of affected unit(s)
Nagykanizsa, Zalaegerszeg, Keszthely
Public Administration And Defence
Public Administration And Defence; Compulsory Social Security
Public Administration And Defence; Compulsory Social Security
84 - Public administration and defence; compulsory social security

400 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
11 January 2007
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Local government of Zala county in the South west of Hungary is planning a 10% cut in the workforce of institutions operated by the county authority. The redundancies are likely to affect 27 institutions operating in the area of education, health care and culture, announced the president of the county council, but so far it is not clear which ones. The public was informed of the planned dismissals in a newspaper ad. Apart from dismissals on a county level, redundancies are expected in institutions operated by local governments of three major cities in the county: Nagykanizsa, Keszthely and Zalaegerszeg. The reason behind the restructuring is a 1.5 billion HUF decrease in the local governments' budget as a result of the central government's attempts to streamline Hungarian public administration system.


  • 11 January 2007: origo.hu


Eurofound (2007), Zala Megyei Önkormányzat, Internal restructuring in Hungary, factsheet number 64764, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/64764.