Romanian companies have almost 40,000 employees under the age of 18, in sectors such as restaurants, retail or the hotel industry, according to the Labor Inspection, a state institution that controls how companies respect the labor laws and regulations, reports local Ziarul Financiar.
McDonald's is one of the companies with the most employees under 18. The fast-food chain has 5,000 employees in Romania, 730 of whom are minors.
This is a solution to the staff crisis in Romania. Other companies try to solve the personnel crisis by opening schools to train future employees. Local courier firm FAN Courier will open a school where it will train future couriers to solve the labor shortage problem they face especially in Bucharest and the western area of the country.