Romania has an estimated labor shortage of 50 workers in the tourism sector
After the pandemic accentuated the shortage of workers in the tourism sector, the Romanian authorities decided to look for solutions to fill the 50.000 vacancies. Most vacancies are on Romanian seaside, where the deficit is estimated at 20 vacancies.
According to the latest data from the National Institute of Statistics (INS), in 2019, the country's tourism industry accounted for about three percent of the country's GDP, when the number of employees was 480.705. INS statistics also show that employment in the country was 62,1% in the last quarter of the year, down 0,2 percent from the previous quarter.
Officials and stakeholders considered that a short-term solution to this problem would be to facilitate the process of issuing work visas for third-country workers, as well as to encourage immigration.