Labour economics

ILO says only one-fourth of the world's workers have solid jobs

Only a fourth of the world?s workforce has stable contracts, leading to growing job insecurity, a U.N. report said on May 19.

The International Labor Organization report revealed a clear shift away from reliable full-time jobs, as short-term contracts and irregular hours become more widespread.

450,000 Bulgarians Work From Their Own Homes

Approximately 450,000 Bulgarians earn their living working from home, as noted by a report presented by HomeNet Eastern Europe.

Prior to 2009 home workers were mostly retired people or permanently unemployed people. Currently, those two groups are joined by recent graduates - young laywers, economists, teachers and even artists, as explained by the organization.

Early Easter boosts job hirings

The earlier-than-usual start to the tourism season ? thanks to Orthodox Easter falling in the first half of April ? helped the labor market to post a slight recovery last month, with the Labor Ministry?s Ergani hiring register showed a net rise of 22,313 jobs in March.

Labour minister Plumb: Minimum wage in Romania possibly at EU level in 2018-2019

The minimum wage in Romania could reach a level comparable to other European Union countries in 2018 or 2018, following several raises; the first one should be on July 1, Labour, Family, Social Protection and Elderly Minister Rovana Plumb declared on Tuesday.

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Bulgaria's Workforce Increased Slightly in 2014 - NSI

The latest data of the National Statistical Institute (NSI), which was released on Monday, shows that Bulgaria's workforce registered a slight increase in 2014.

According to the data, the number of economically active persons, aged between 15 and 64, amounted to 3 308 700, which represents 69 % of the population in the same age category.