The lack of Romanian workers, which has forced some entrepreneurs to recruit staff, including from the Philippines, as Profit.ro has announced since 2016, now determines the Romanian authorities to increase again, as last year, the number of foreign workers who can be registered on local market, just for this year. This time, the Government will double the maximum number of jobs allowed.
According to the Ordinance 25/2014 on employment and posting of aliens on the territory of Romania, the Government annually decides the quota for types of newly admitted workers, according to the labor migration policy and the labor market situation in Romania. Basically, the Romanian authorities determine every year how many foreign workers can be registered in the country. For this year, the approved quota is: permanent workers – 4,000 (compared to 3,000 last year, subsequently supplemented by another 2,000); posted workers – 1,200 (700 last year, subsequently supplemented by 1,000); persons transferred within the same company – 700; highly skilled workers – 500, seasonal workers – 400; trainee workers – 100; cross-border workers – 100.