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Mar 22, 2007
Bulgaria Might Seek Workers Overseas
- Carmela Bignotia Email this article

Bulgaria is one of the two countries that became a member of the European Union (EU) January of this year. This development will surely create many changes to the country and it citizens.


For one, it expects to encourage migration of Bulgarian citizens to other European states as working and living in other EU countries will now be easier. With this theory in mind, JobTiger, a Human Resources Agency in Bulgaria predicts that Bulgaria might encounter labor shortage.


This is in spite of the fact that the monthly salary in all economic sectors of Bulgaria had increased by 20% last year. Apparently, wage is not the reason why Bulgarians choose to live and work abroad. The reasons cited are job satisfaction and more peaceful working environment.


Other factors that will contribute to the labor shortage are economic growth, investment from local and foreign sectors, and new infrastructure problems.


The shortage will force many Bulgarian employers to look for foreign workers that will fill up the vacancies. 


According to Jobtiger, “Employers in Bulgaria would suffer lack of both experts and some common workers, such as welders.”


Bulgaria will be needing more workers because of the construction of new energy projects. Likewise, the tourism sector of Bulgaria would also have more job openings. The unavailability of Bulgarian workforce to fill the labor demand will be favorable for foreigner who wish to be employed in Bulgaria. The tourism industry are eyeing applicants from The Philippines and Vietnam.

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