The number of available job positions on the labor market in Bulgaria has shrunk by 25-30 percent on the average because of the financial crisis. Although there are no large-scale layoffs, the companies in Bulgaria have frozen their vacant job positions, representatives of the Eurokarieri forum told The Standart.
Jobs.bg, one of the largest websites for career and employment opportunities in Bulgaria, advises its visitors to start attending alternative training courses, even if they have stable careers because this can give them a better chance for finding a suitable job.
The ads for available job positions in the industry sector were the first to disappear from the website. Real estate agencies have stopped recruiting personnel, but there still are vacancies in the IT sector.
The highly-qualified young Bulgarians who are coming back from abroad are the priority target of every employer, HR agencies say.Statistical data show that Bulgarian laborers are mostly coming back from Spain and high-skilled experts, from Germany and USA.
The labor market in Bulgaria may see some layoffs in the future also, when some employers decided not to extend the labor contracts of their employees.