The Romanian milling and bakery industry has a labour shortage of nearly 5,000 employees, or around 10 percent of all workers in the sector, currently estimated at almost 45,000 employees.
“Workforce shortage is the main problem for the Romanian milling and bakery industry. I do not think that’s news to anybody. Anyone who speaks to an employer will hear this complaint,” said Roman Virgil, vice-president of the Romanian Association of the Milling and Brewing Industry (ROMPAN).
Employers in the industry say that Romania needs to expand professional training for young people and to reform the labor market.
“We can’t find what we need, and therefore we are trying to provide professional training,” said Pavel Virgil.