2.800 Romanian women receive training for jobs in retail sector

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Almost RON 12 million was allocated for the training of 2.800 Romanian women for jobs like maid, commercial worker or food worker. The money were granted through the program entitled “The work has feminine genre”, supported by European Union through POSDRU. Moreover, 3.734 women have benefited from free psychological counseling, 3.346 women were helped to obtain a job or to be promoted in their career, while 60 women graduated from the CIT (Communication and Information Technologies) course

According to the official info, the women work more than men – an average of 0.6 more than men, but they receive lower financial compensation – RON 1.502 is the salary for men and RON 1.196 for women. The most hunted areas of activity in the labor market by women seeking work are trade, health / welfare, hotels / restaurants, elderly care or baby sitting.

During the ceremony marking the completion of the project, the PNL deputy Alina Gorghiu has presented the European Commission proposals for there to be at least 40 percent women non-executive directors on the boards of large, listed companies by 2020. The Commission proposed legislation with the aim of attaining a 40 percent objective of the under-represented sex in non-executive board-member positions in publicly listed companies, with the exception of small and medium enterprises. Currently, boards are dominated by one gender: 85 percent of non-executive board members and 91.1 percent of executive board members are men, while women make up 15 percent and 8.9 percent respectively. Despite an intense public debate and some voluntary initiatives at national and European level, the situation has not changed significantly in recent years: an incremental average increase of the number of women on boards of just 0.6 percentage points per year has been recorded since 2003.

Oana Vasiliu

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