Some 83,000 qualified workers are searched for by Romanian employers. A third of jobs included in the official data of work force deficiency can be found in constructions - the sector which exports the biggest work force to Spain and Italy. Labor Ministry officials intend to set up a plan to attract Romanian workers abroad to return in the country.

However, qualified workers argue that the salaries are too low and thus, unappealing.

Official data put forward by Labor Ministry officials reveal that the greatest work force deficit is registered in Bucharest (some 20,125 workers), the county of Timis in Western Romania (16,800) or Constanta, SE Romania with 6,700.

According to National Statistics Institute data, the national-level net average salary in construction works stood at 942 RON, or less than 300 euro, in November 2007. The level for the textile industry was of 758 RON, while very low levels of about 200 euro can be found in the wood processing industry, hotels and restaurants, leather processing and agriculture.