Work permits for football players and governesses top the number of permits issued by the Romanian Immigrations Office.
Of the 8,000 work permits quota that Romania had this year, only 2,500 were solicited by non-EU citizens. Of the latter, only several hundreds are engineers, ‘Gandul’ daily informs. Thus, it can be said that Romania is facing a shortage of qualified personnel, many of the large companies preferring to bring workforce from abroad, Sorin Dimitriu, president of Bucharest’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry, stated.
Nevertheless, “in the future Romania will be one of the main gateways used by non-EU workers in order to enter the EU. In fact, we are reproached with this in our Schengen bid,” Cezar Coraci, president UGIR-1903, opined. Work permits for football players and governesses top the number of permits issued by the Romanian Immigrations Office.
The unemployment rate improved slightly, reporting a drop in November. According to the National Employment Agency, the rate stood at 6.95 per cent at national level, down 0.13 per cent compared to the 7.08 per cent level reported in October 2010 and 0.42 per cent compared to the 7.5 per cent reported in the same month last year, Agerpres informs. ANOFM’s has 6,429 job openings for December 17-23, down 357 from last week’s 6,786 job openings.