Average annual number of open positions went up by 11,500 last year

Newsroom 30/03/2016 | 11:18

The average number of open positions in Romania last year totaled 50,000, representing a growth of 11,500, compared to the previous year. Over 27 percent of these new open positions can be found in the processing industry, according to data from the National Institute of Statistics, quoted by Agerpres newswire. Thus, there were 13,700 available jobs in the processing industry.

At the opposite pole, the lowest number of available vacant positions was in the extracting industry, which offered only 100 vacant positions, followed by the production and supply of power, gas, warm water and air conditioning, which also offered 100 open positions.

The public sector advertised one third of all open positions, especially in the public administration (8,200 available jobs), healthcare and social assistance (6,500 open positions) and the education sector (2,500 new jobs).

Last year, the highest demand for new workplaces was in the group of specialists in various areas, where there were 14,700 vacant workplaces, followed by the group of unskilled workers, with 7,500 available work places.

At the opposite pole, the lowest demand for skilled workforce was for skilled agriculture, forestry and fishing workers, where there were 100 working positions, as well as members of the legislative and executive body, high dignitaries in the public administration, leaders and workers, where there were 2,200 available positions.

Judging from the point of view of  the regions, the highest number of open positions was in the Western part of the country, with 1.78 percent, respectively the North-West (1.31 percent)

At the opposite pole there are the South-Western region Oltenia, with only 1,600 open positions, followed by the South-Eastern region, with 2,800 open positions.

Otilia Haraga


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