Romania - Employers are willing to pay more - September 30, 2018

Companies are willing to pay higher salaries to attract new employees as the unemployment rate reached a new low in the first half of 2018 and available workforce is scarce in many sectors. Over 60% of 682 employers who participated in a survey said they plan to open up to 10 new positions in the second half of 2018, while 21% will open between 10 and 20 positions. The positions with the highest demand are those in sales, as 63% of the companies are looking for sales people, administrative activities (57%) and production (54%). Companies are also considering other benefits, such as optional pension or holiday vouchers. Based on another survey the hiring plans of the employers were called the most optimistic in Europe.

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