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Andrei Chirileasa
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Andrei studied finance at the Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies and started his journalism career in 2004 with Ziarul Financiar, the leading financial newspaper in Romania, where he worked for ten years, the last six of which as editor of the capital markets section. He joined the Romania-Insider.com team in 2014 as editor and became Editor-in-Chief in 2016. He currently oversees the daily content published on Romania-Insider.com and likes to stay up to date with everything relevant in business, politics, and life in Romania. Andrei lives with his family in the countryside in Northern Romania, where he built their own house. In his free time, he studies horticulture and tends to his family’s garden. He enjoys foraging in the woods and long walks on the hills and valleys around his village. Email him for story ideas and interviews at andrei@romania-insider.com. 

 

Over a third of Romanians worked less or lost jobs during pandemic

Some 38% of Romanian workers said they were fired or forced to work fewer hours during the pandemic, according to the Decoding Global Reskilling and Career Paths survey conducted by Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and The Network, with its Romanian member, online recruiting platform BestJobs.

In Romania, the economic crisis has affected young people and those over the age of 61 to a greater extent, as well as the less educated.

Layoffs and reduced working hours have affected the most those working in the field of tourism and travel (88%), as well as those working in the media and non-profit sectors and those in the consumer products manufacturing and services.

Some 67% of Romanians say they would retrain for a new job, under any circumstances, and another 30% are willing to do so only if necessary, respectively if their job would be in danger. Those with occupations perceived as less vulnerable, such as those in health and medicine, technology, professional services, science, research, and law, are not as prepared to change careers.

"Companies should be open to hiring people with unusual careers: in the future, talent could come from diverse backgrounds and unexpected career opportunities. For example, having a 1-year unemployment period or a completely different level of education may become more common as people move from one career to another to overcome challenges such as COVID-19. Employers need to learn to go beyond formalism and hire talent for their skills and potential,” said Ádám Kotsis, BCG Associate Director, People Strategy, Adevarul reported.

andrei@romania-insider.com

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Andrei Chirileasa
Editor-in-Chief

Andrei studied finance at the Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies and started his journalism career in 2004 with Ziarul Financiar, the leading financial newspaper in Romania, where he worked for ten years, the last six of which as editor of the capital markets section. He joined the Romania-Insider.com team in 2014 as editor and became Editor-in-Chief in 2016. He currently oversees the daily content published on Romania-Insider.com and likes to stay up to date with everything relevant in business, politics, and life in Romania. Andrei lives with his family in the countryside in Northern Romania, where he built their own house. In his free time, he studies horticulture and tends to his family’s garden. He enjoys foraging in the woods and long walks on the hills and valleys around his village. Email him for story ideas and interviews at andrei@romania-insider.com. 

 

Over a third of Romanians worked less or lost jobs during pandemic

Some 38% of Romanian workers said they were fired or forced to work fewer hours during the pandemic, according to the Decoding Global Reskilling and Career Paths survey conducted by Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and The Network, with its Romanian member, online recruiting platform BestJobs.

In Romania, the economic crisis has affected young people and those over the age of 61 to a greater extent, as well as the less educated.

Layoffs and reduced working hours have affected the most those working in the field of tourism and travel (88%), as well as those working in the media and non-profit sectors and those in the consumer products manufacturing and services.

Some 67% of Romanians say they would retrain for a new job, under any circumstances, and another 30% are willing to do so only if necessary, respectively if their job would be in danger. Those with occupations perceived as less vulnerable, such as those in health and medicine, technology, professional services, science, research, and law, are not as prepared to change careers.

"Companies should be open to hiring people with unusual careers: in the future, talent could come from diverse backgrounds and unexpected career opportunities. For example, having a 1-year unemployment period or a completely different level of education may become more common as people move from one career to another to overcome challenges such as COVID-19. Employers need to learn to go beyond formalism and hire talent for their skills and potential,” said Ádám Kotsis, BCG Associate Director, People Strategy, Adevarul reported.

andrei@romania-insider.com

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