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Working in Romania

The Romanian job market is welcoming to foreigners and there are many job opportunities available, especially for people with skills in demand.

A university degree is required for professional jobs, but for many jobs the only requirement is a high-school diploma. Workers fluent in English or French are valued highly and more recently the demand for German speakers is increasing. The need for computer literacy is becoming a basic demand of most employers.

The economy of the town of Sibiu in Transylvania is based on machinery, electrical and automobile components, agro industry and textiles. The close proximity of the town to Cibin River also offers income opportunities from activities like fishing, sailing and resort recreation. The growing economy of the town means jobs are plentiful in sectors like construction, healthcare, education, commerce and transportation.

Galati, Romania’s 7th largest city is located in the vicinity of a major seaport on the Danube. Due to the city’s growing economy, the government is actively developing industrial infrastructure. Job opportunities exist in chemical industries, textiles and construction. Other locations that offer good job opportunities for foreigners include Pitesti, Bacau, and Arad.

Non-European Union citizens must first apply for a Romanian residence permit from their home country before they can apply for the work permit. Travel to Schengen states is not allowed until a decision on the residence permit is made.

Work permits in Romania specify employers. To be able to hire a worker, the employer has to certify that the employee has skills required for the position. The employer also has to show that an EU/EEA applicant could not fill the position.


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