This year, employers may hire 5,500 foreigners- newly admitted to the labor market

24 February

The Government has set for 2016, a contingent of 5,500 foreign workers newly admitted to the labor market in Romania, and citizens of other states than states of the European Union or the European Economic Area or Swiss Confederation or foreign nationals whose free access to labor market is determined by treaties and agreements concluded by Romania with other states.

Government approved today through a Decision, the number and types of workers newly admitted to the labor market in Romania, as follows:


Permanent workers - 3,500

Workers trainees - 200,

Seasonal workers - 200,

Cross-border workers-100,

Highly qualified workers - 800,

Seconded workers - 700.


The number of newly admitted foreign workers to the labor market in Romania is set annually by Government Decision. For 2016, there remains the number established for each of the last three years, given that in the first 9 months of 2015, of the 5,500 employment / secondment notices approved, there were issued 1 937 opinions, of which 1,362 for permanent workers, 393 for seconded workers, and 182 for highly skilled workers.

According O.G. no. 25/2014 on employment and secondment of foreigners in Romania, and for supplementing certain legislative acts for foreigners in Romania, at the proposal of the Ministry of Labor, Family, and Social Protection, and the Elderly, and in accordance with the policy on labor migration, and taking into account the employment situation in Romania, there is approved by Government Decision, the contingent on types of foreign workers, newly - admitted to the labor market.

By legislative act, approved by the Government, there is ensured the control of the number of foreigners entering the territory of Romania and it is limited the number of foreign workers seconded, for whom there are paid social security contributions in the state of origin.




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Issuing employment / secondment notices to workers newly admitted to the labor market in Romania, is revenue to state budget, estimated at about 1.1 million euro, considering that upon the issuing of the employment / secondment notices, the employer / beneficiary of provision of services pays a set price in lei, the equivalent of 200 euro, and upon the issuance of the employment notice of seasonal workers, the employer pays a price in lei equivalent of 50 euro.

Also for permanent workers or assimilated to permanent workers, employers will pay fees and contributions provided by law.

The draft law was posted for public consultation at the address:

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