We won again the employment application of the Rehabilitation Department of Budapest Metropolitan Government Office, which enables the Munka-Kör Foundation for one more year, until 31 December 2020, to continue the job it has been doing for fourteen years as an accredited employer for the integration of the hearing impaired into the labour market.
This year we continue to search for employers who are open to offering jobs to people with reduced work capability – hearing impaired people.
In 2020 we continue to help those hearing impaired people who live in Pest county and would like to work, but need help in obtaining the necessary documents for it (complex examination, rehabilitation certificates), or need an effective (oral or sign language) communication training.
How the hearing impaired do on the labour market?
Concerning the situation on the open labour market, although the employment rate of the hearing impaired has increased in the last years, according to our experience, they are still facing problems. Hearing impaired employees can work at big companies only for shorter periods, but this would change, if mentors could help them at workplaces or rehabilitation centres, so that they could work as effectively as their hearing companions. Real integration requires continuous development and acceptance on both parts.
Stress caused by language barriers can become so severe for the hearing impaired that the help of a psychologist can be necessary. In order to prevent this, schools and workplaces should hire audio mentors and work assistants. The most appropriate organization for insuring coordination would be a rehabilitation centre that spreads good practices and helps develop professional methods.