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Title of document: In Romania there are hired the fewest persons with disabilities from Europa
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Language of the publication: Romanian
Language of the review: English
According to statistics of the National Authority for Disabled People: from the total of 681,558 people with disabilities, only 28,826 were engaged in work in March 2010. Romania is the second smallest in terms of allocations for social services for people with disabilities. If the European Union, the labor employment by people with disabilities is 50 percent, in Romania only 4.2 percent of all persons with disabilities had a job at 31 March 2010, topping last place in the European Union.
In the field of intellectual disability less than one percent of people with this disability have a job, meaning 977 people.
Initiators states that the Romanian legislation is inspired by a model applied in France and Germany, giving facilities to "protected units" designed to stimulate employment for people with disabilities, but in the 478 protected units registered within the National Authority for Disabled Persons are employed only 1470 people with disabilities.
At the central level, only 0.28 percent disabled people were employed, most of them in the Ministry of Transport (1274 percent of total employees), the Senate followed with 1.168 percent.
Central institutions such as Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Regional Development, Ministry of Labour or National Council for Combating Discrimination have not hired any person with disabilities.
Local authorities have hired for the most part, in 2010, people with physical disabilities (44 percent) and somatic (40 percent) and no person with mental disabilities was hired.
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According to the article, the social and economic situation of persons with disabilities in Romania is very poor, their framing in work is not stimulated enough. Central authorities are one of the most eloquent example in socio-economic exclusion of people with disabilities, only a few employees of ministries are part of this group, and in this case they represent less than 2% of the employees.
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