Romania - Employers’ responses to labour shortages - August 31, 2018

The recovery after the crisis, as well as the massive migration of workers to Western European countries, has generated the largest labour shortage in recent history. Employers are considering to offer improved wage packages – including higher salaries and bonuses, and other benefits such as health insurance, private pensions or profit-sharing – or to look for workers from outside. According to the 2018 Randstad Monitor, employers are willing to consider 15% higher wages to attract talent. More than two-thirds (71%) of the companies plan to hire for permanent jobs, and most of the available positions are in sales, production and IT. However, in hospitality, manufacturing, industry, agriculture, construction and services foreign workers from non-EU countries are hired with poor working and living standards.

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For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers or Sanne van der Gaag, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the Head of communications at the ETUI, Willy De Backer wdebacker@etui.org © ETUI


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