Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Public Administration And Defence
Public Administration And Defence; Compulsory Social Security
Administration Of The State And The Economic And Social Policy Of The Community
84.1 - Administration of the State and the economic and social policy of the community

6,719 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
11 January 2012
Employment effect (start)
18 January 2012
Foreseen end date


On 11 January 2012 the Hungarian government has decided to cut the employment of the public sector by 6,719 employees. The government has explained its decision with the targeted compliance of the year's budget deficit and with the creation of an efficient state performance.

The heads of each affected ministry and department can apply for funding from the state budget to cover the extra expenses occuring from the payments of compensations, and may decide for even more dismissals.

To support the dismissed people, the government creates a so-called Carrier Bridge Programme. There are no more detailed information publically available yet.

The dismissals will start from the 18 January 2012, with the affected numbers of work places below detailed:

Ministry of Justice and Administration - 2826 (including: government agencies - 2343)

Prime Ministry - 19

Ministry of Rural Development - 742

Ministry of Interior - 200

Ministry of National Economy - 350

Ministry of National Resources - 903

Ministry of National Development - 393

Ministry of Foreign Affairs - 279 ( the dismissal of 50% can be postponed to January 2013)

National Tax and Customs Authority - 577

National Development Agency- 39

Hungarian Central Statistical Office - 70

National Pension Insurance Directorat - 162

National Health Insurance - 159 

Further dismissals are announced at the National Weather Service, national museums, cultural-, art- and sport institutions too. The Ministry of Defence is the only one which was not affected by the decision taken.



  • 11 January 2012: Index
  • 11 January 2012: Heti Világ Gazdaság
  • 11 January 2012: Menedzsment Fórum


Eurofound (2012), Public employers, Ministries, Internal restructuring in Hungary, factsheet number 72984, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/72984.