As part of the pilot project of HCSOM Veszprém, young people from the disadvantaged village of Tarnabod will be supported to move to prosperous city of Veszprém. As a start of the action, an information day was held in Tarnabod, in the local study hall – which is maintained by HCSOM – at 10:00 AM on 27.07.2017. The event – venue and participants – was organised by a local social worker.
At the first program point, László Moravcsik, the project manager of project HomeLab briefly explained the essence of HomeLab and why they are there.
Attila Lendvai-Frikkel – HomeLab coworker – described to the audience two potencial employers in Veszprém and the work conditions they offer. One was Pannontej – (cheese diary), the other was JOST – a company engaged in the production of lorry parts. A film presenting the jobs to be filled by the future candidates at JOST was also presented. Attila also described the housing and social support possibilities, provided by VESZOL and HCSOM in Veszprém.
The 17 people attending the event, after listing to the presentations, asked questions and expressed concerns about three main topics: location, unfair labour mediator companies and unsecured housing.
The main concerns were:
- Significant geographical distance and too few occasions to visit home – especially for people with large families. For these people, to go home in every two months is not enough, however, young couples and beginners are delighted with that.
- There were precedents, that labour mediator companies terminated the contract right before the end of the 3 months probation. At this point the HomeLab representatives drew the audience’s attention to the fact that Malta has proven itself in several places, including Tarnabod and Veszprém, so no one will be sent home without cause.
- Unsecure housing, which can be solved by workers hostel and – if it is possible – rental apartments.
As next step, the local social worker will asses the number of the people who are interested in this project. Then, a trip will be organised for the candidates to Veszprém, where they can meet the employers and also can visit the town and the accommodation possibilities. The interested candidates will sign the memorandum of understanding, fill in the baseline questionnaire of the project and sign the cooperation agreement. After the formal documentation, they can join the project HomeLab and hopefully move to Veszprém for their new job.