Victoria’s past intern was from Hungary and he just sent me a link to the intersection closest to where I will be working. My building is on the left hand side a little further down.
As an expat working in Hungary, you will want to integrate with the workplace and learn a little about how jobs in the country operate. In this article, we look at the local economy, the work permit process, and job hunting to ensure you are aware of how the system works and what the employment landscape looks like.
Employment in Hungary
The major urban areas are of course where jobs are more plentiful for expats hoping to work in Hungary. Larger cities such as Budapest, Miskolc and Debrecen have good employment opportunities.
In Budapest, the financial sector is considered one of the best-developed, and in fact the city ranks as one of the primary regional economies in the European Union. There is also a rapidly developing technology sector, and if you have skills as a developer in this area you are likely to find work in Budapest. The city is one of the Top 100 performing cities in the world in terms of GDP.
Outside the cities, work in these sectors is likely to become less plentiful – but work still exists for expatriates. Teaching English in rural locations is something that many people do, and work of this type is welcomed into the country.
Work Permits for Hungary
As an expat in Hungary, you will need to be sure that you have the correct forms and permits to work legally in the country. Citizens of the EU, EAA and Switzerland, however, need no work permits, which is one of the reasons Hungary is a popular expatriate destination. As long as you let people know your details and the work you carry out, you should be enrolled without problem into the Hungarian employment system or you can also try with your own business and just learn how to be a better freelancers that everybody loves.
For high-skilled non EU nationals, the EU Blue Card will be required; this is valid for two years and allows you to work in the country. You can find more information regarding this Blue Card on the website of the Hungarian Office of Immigration and Nationality.
And yes! Its live! They use this to monitor traffic. Pretty cool eh?