The Ukrainian citizens who want to get jobs in Romania
do not need an employment permit for 12 months, which can be extended
subsequently. They are only required to get registered with the local
employment agencies, and they have the same employment rights as the Romanian
citizens, the National Employment Agency announced.
Through its local offices, the institution provides
the Ukrainian nationals registered in its records a number of free of charge
services. These include professional guidance and information on the Romanian
labour market, on the latest developments in terms of professions, advice for
job seekers and assistance during the job induction process.
The National Employment Agency (ANOFM) connects
employers with job seekers and offers the latter free of charge professional
training schemes in order to improve and diversify their skills and facilitate
their mobility and integration in the labour market. The Agency also assesses
and certifies the professional skills gained in formal and informal contexts
for those who are not certified in specific areas.
Not least, the institution provides EURES assistance
to the Ukrainian nationals who arrive in Romania, so that they may find jobs in
the EU and the European Economic Area. These services include the provision of
information on the EU labour market; information on working and living
standards in the EU and EEA member countries, information on the EURES European
and national portal, on vacancies across the EU, on mobility schemes and
similar assistance and financial support programmes.
According to the Agency, by September 18 as many as 19,349
Ukrainian nationals had registered with local employment offices in order to
benefit from these services. The largest numbers of Ukrainian refugees are
reported in Bucharest (4,722), Constanța (4,604), Ilfov, near the capital city
(1,561), Brașov (1,259), Maramureș (1,135), Suceava (733), Cluj (628), Galați
(604), Iași (584) and Sibiu (538). Thanks to the Agency's work, 1,815 Ukrainian
citizens have been employed in the past few months, and 518 employers have
expressed their willingness to hire Ukrainian nationals, announcing 5,223 vacancies
for them as well.
Most jobs available for Ukrainian nationals are for
unskilled workers in various industries such as textiles or constructions, or
in the hospitality sector. The professions of the Ukrainian citizens who came
to Romania range from unskilled workers in the steel industry, constructions,
the automotive industry and hospitality, to musicians, teachers, translators,
architects, IT and administrative staff. (AMP)