Romanian IT companies to hire Vietnamese programmers

15:36 | 07/09/2018 Information Technology

Romania is looking to begin recruiting IT specialists from Asian countries like Vietnam for temporary contracts of up to two years to fulfill a shortage in the local workforce, according to online news website Romania-insider.com.

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Romania has some 178,700 employees working in the local information and communication technology (ICT) sector, of whom 84,000 run tasks in IT services.

Some 6,000-7,000 IT students graduate from their local universities annually, but the market demand is double that figure. Meanwhile, Romanian specialists who work abroad often choose not to return home, despite the fact that the IT sector pays the highest average salary in the local economy. As a result, recruiting specialists from Asian countries like Vietnam has become a necessity.

Razvan Rada, General Manager of Head Hunting IT, said in the last few months, the agency has started seriously considering the selection and recruitment of IT specialists from Asia, including Vietnam, adding that the employees would work in Romania for limited periods.

To date, Romanian employers have been recruiting workers from Vietnam, Nepal, and the Philippines mostly in the fields of hospitality, manufacturing, and construction.

Theo VNA