About Bulgaria

The employment in Bulgaria is still mostly driven by manufacturing industry and wholesale and retail trade, followed by public administration and construction. The economic crisis resulted in a fall in employment between 2008 and 2013, from which the labour market is recovering slowly. Employment decline is expected till 2030 and the working age population (15-64) will shrink because of high level of retirements.

Fastest employment growth in Bulgaria is expected in public sector & defence and education. Customer clerks and assemblers will add most new jobs in 2020-2030 period. Because of still-strong agriculture sector, skilled agricultural workers should be the fastest growing occupation, followed by legal & social professionals and protective service workers. Till 2030, more than half of all job openings (including replacements for vacated jobs) in Bulgaria will be for high level qualifications.

VET System in Bulgaria

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