Spain wants unemployed Romanians to return home
Spanish employment offices are to carry details of vacancies in Romania
May 4, 2009 – 6:38 AM
The Spanish Government is to help unemployed Romanians living in Spain to return home.
The Minister for Employment and Immigration, Celestino Corbacho, has signed an agreement in Romania to that end, and from now on employment offices in Spain will be able to inform Romanians about work vacancies back in their home country.
The Romanian Government says it needs a million new workers in the country over the next four years, but it seems that most of the more than 700,000 Romanians living here are resisting returning home given the low wages, saying they will not return for a wage of less than 800 a month. Most wages in Romania are half that.