Contribute to increase employment rate to 75% by accelerate progress towards productive and decent work for all without discrimination, including minorities, young people and women.

Targets 2020

Fair wages

Provide a living wage which ensures that basic needs for living can be provided

Proffessions and workplaces

Take individuals from education to workplace by providing them with the right qualifications, professions and skills


Life long learning

Encourage life-long learning and adult education and training, especially for developing the ability to adapt and build resilience in a rapidly-changing environment, and promote leadership skills

Equal employment

Improve the inclusive employment of disadvantaged people according to their share of the population, especially that of young people and minorities through the whole value chain

Women leaders

Promote women to management and leadership positions, improve diversity in decision-making bodies, increase the proportion of female mid-level and executive managers to 20% in the business sector

What to do?

BCSDH’s Action 2020 programme is striving to achieve this by helping support decent, value-producing workplaces and discrimination-free employment, in which businesses play a key role.

Those companies who regard challenges as opportunities and that are open to implementing unconventional solutions may become the winners of this process.

In order to reach this goal, the employment of the young and the old, women and men, highly qualified and low-skilled workers is necessary. However, this requires the harmonization of needs and expectations.

Getting to know target groups of employees and taking into consideration their needs can open the door towards a more flexible, more colourful labour market.

Flexible solutions for a sustainable labour market

The BCSDH, together with the leaders of its member companies, has created the following three recommendations which can help the business sector take the necessary steps towards meeting the employment goals:

1. Form and implement employment systems which fit life status,
2. Support proactively the lifelong development of employees, in accordance with changing expectations,
3. Support the career paths of women.

Why is it important?

Most countries have instigated various economic/employment-related initiatives to in an effort to address the consequences of the economic crisis which has affected global employment prospects and poses many challenges at local level as well.

Although last year an upturn was recorded, the current employment situation (concerning the appropriate positions and the extent of employment opportunities) in Hungary remains an urgent problem. Furthermore, it is a Hungarian peculiarity that a low level of employment is now coupled with a high level of inactivity; moreover, increasing numbers of enterprises are faced with the increasing difficulty of creating a workforce of appropriate quality. This situation may cause operational difficulties and create additional costs.

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