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Ukrainian citizens can work in Romania nine months without proof of employment

Ukrainian citizens who want to work in Romania do not need proof of employment for up to nine months in a calendar year, Romania’s National Employment Agency (ANOFM) reported on Tuesday.

The decision was taken based on Law 200/2020 supplementing Government Emergency Ordinance 194/2002 on foreigners in Romania and Government Ordinance 25/2014 on the employment and secondment of foreigners to Romania, amending and supplementing some pieces of legislation regarding foreigners in Romania.

According to ANOFM, after acquiring a form of international protection, Ukrainian nationals can register with employment agencies, thus benefiting, free of charge, from the measures to stimulate employment: jobseekers getting in touch with employers; information and professional counseling that provides a range of services free of charge to jobseekers, with the aim of providing information on the labour market and the employment trends; vocational training; evaluation and recognition of professional skills from a non-formal and informal system, etc. Vocational training programmes ensure, in accordance with the law, the initiation, qualification, retraining, advanced training and specialisation of jobseekers.

ANOFM says that in order to qualify for all the services and measures provided for by Law 76/2002 on the unemployment insurance system and the stimulation of employment, as subsequently amended and supplemented, during the nine-month period, Ukrainian nationals can apply for refugee status.

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