Calling for all Romanians
Romania labour minister will try to entice Romanian emigrants to go back to work in their home country in a 2-day event.8 April 2008
CASTELLON - Romania's labour minister, Paul Pacuraru, will travel to Castellon, Valencia next week to promote job offers in his country to Romanians who are currently living in Spain.
The aim is to convince some of the 500,000 or so of his compatriots located in Spain to return to fill some of the 500,000 job vacancies currently open in their home country - jobs that are proving hard to fill thanks to the large numbers of Romanian emigrants.
The minister will preside over a two-day event, taking place on 12 and 13 April in the city of Castellon de la Plana. The aim will not only be to promote job opportunities but also to inform Romanians about the help on offer for those wanting to start their own business.
Thanks to Romania's entry into the European Union on 1 January 2008, new sources of funds and professional training are now available.
"We'll be able to answer people's questions as to what a job in Romania means, as well as explaining the future that awaits them and their families," explained the Romanian consul in Valencia, Liviu Popa, on Monday.
"We can also tell them all about the Social Security and health systems," she added.
[El Pais / Maria Fabra / Expatica]