BCCI organises information seminars for employers in Sofia and Haskovo
In the framework of the ERIAS project, the Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) and Haskovo CCI organised seminars for employers in the cities of Sofia and Haskovo. The participants of these events, which both took place on 11 December 2019, were given useful information on the legal framework and practical aspects of employing workers from countries outside the EU.
Legal advisors presented the regime for the employment of so-called “third-country nationals”, including the main types of work permits, the necessary documentation and the duration of employment contracts. The also explained the rules regarding the need to conduct a market test in order to assess whether there is a suitable Bulgarian citizen or resident who could fill the vacancy, before proceeding with hiring a worker from outside the EU.
PHOTOS: Seminars for employers in Sofia (left) and Haskovo (right) on 11 December 2019 (© BCCI/Haskovo CCI)
Participants in these seminars included representatives of companies and other interested parties. The seminar in Sofia was attended by 25 representatives of companies and 15 representatives of business associations, plus colleagues from BCCI. The seminar in Haskovo was attended by 40 company representatives and 12 representatives of various organisations.
The ERIAS project was presented during the seminars by Gabriela Dimitrova from BCCI (in Sofia) and Katya Atanasova from Haskovo CCI (in Haskovo). Addressing the seminar in Haskovo, Yancho Yanev, Chairman of the Board of Haskovo CCI, stressed that the activities of the ERIAS project in Bulgaria will support employers to recruit employees from third countries.
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