According to the survey the engineers, who come mainly from Germany and Britain are very attractive to the Bulgarian employers.
Foreign professionals are wanted in the sectors of information technology, finance, insurance and business services. The agriculture sector does not rely on foreigners. The employers in Sofia are most open to foreign employees.
Foreign companies based in Bulgaria are more willing to hire foreigners while Bulgarian companies use foreign workers rarely.
Companies in other countries are also increasingly concerned about qualified personnel leaving the country: 56% Romania, Italy (55%), Ireland (53%), Slovenia (53%) and South Africa (52%). Least concerned about out flowing employees are Swiss, Belgian and Dutch employers. 86% of Bulgarian employers think that both government and private sector are not doing enough to attract the skilled workers that left the country.