Labor Minister: Bulgaria Needs More IT Specialists and Engineers

Just like every other country in the world, Bulgaria is experiencing a deficit of skilled programmers and engineers. The Bulgarian Minister of Labor and Social Policies, Biser Petkov commented on the problem and suggested possible solutions during a conference titled “Education, the labor market, and business.”

This country needs more cyber

The phrase “there’s a deficit in IT” has become a cliché at this point. However, that doesn’t make it any less true. Virtually all businesses work with computers at this point and they all need good experts to make that process easier. “On the labor market, the most serious deficit is for IT specialists and engineers,” said the Labor Minister. “The state is working on fixing that problem in the short and long terms.”

Petkov said that the solution of that particular problem is education and migrant workers – “The long-term solution is through the universities” he said. The minister also said that the aforementioned short-term solution would be to make it easier for highly-trained professionals from outside of the European Union to receive a blue card and work in the country.

That's definitely good news for people who'd want to start working as software developers in Bulgaria.

Alex Dimchev

Alex Dimchev is a writer, editor, and weapons master for

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