JOBLESS UNIVESRITY GRADUATES TO BE EMPLOYED IN MINISTRIES
As of September 1, 2002, one hundred jobless university graduates will be employed on 6-month labour contracts at the Council of Ministers, ministries and regional administrations. Among the main requirements is that they should be aged under 29. The appointed experts will be getting a monthly salary of BGN200, but they will have an opportunity to keep the job after the probation period if the chiefs approve them. Elka Dimitrova, Head of Policy of Labour Market Department at the Ministry of Labour and Social Policies, explained that the working positions were opened under the Employment of Young University Graduates in Public Administration programme, to be launched on August 15. As of that date the candidates may file their applications.Those who wish to work at the Council of Ministers and ministries will have to submit their documents to the Employment Agency, and applications for the regional administrations will be accepted at the labour bureaus. Under the requirements, the candidates should have completed their higher education this year or in 2001 with very good marks. The applicants should also have a command of English and be computer literate. Ms. Dimitrova underlined that fluency in western languages would be highly valued because very few of the good experts in the State institutions could now hold a normal conversation with a foreigner.The Ministry of Labour and Social Policies announced that another 2,000 working positions for jobless university graduates would be ensured by the year 2005.