First Career Development Centre opened in Chisinau

05 Jun 2013

imageCareer deevelopment centres will provide training to job seekers. Photo: UNDP/John McConnico

Unemployed people, Moldovan migrants who returned home and graduates of various educational institutions will get now training and assistance in finding a job in Moldova. The first out of four career development centers was opened today in Chisinau.

The Centre will use SYSLAB methodology, developed by SYSLAB International AS Norway, which is a mix of group work and individual job counseling and training, entrepreneurship, company visits, networking at various levels between job seekers and employers in search for qualified and motivated personnel.

”The SYSLAB methodology has a very innovative approach to sustainable employment and promotion of entrepreneurship”, Valeriu Lazar, Deputy Prime-Minister and Minister of Economy, said during the opening ceremony. “It will also help us create more opportunities on our labour market thus preventing the exodus of skilled people from Moldova”.

According to official data, unemployment rate in Moldova is 5,6% with men being more affected than women. In urban areas, unemployment is higher (7,3%) than in rural areas (3,9%), although more jobs are available in major cities. 13.1% young people aged 15-24 lack of jobs (2012).

“Finding a job for a recent graduate or a long-term unemployed is relatively difficult, but not impossible. SYSLAB centers come with an innovative approach to cope with unemployment, which will motivate and unite our future efforts”, said Per Erik Rasmussen, representative of SYSLAB International AS Company.

The four SYSLAB Centres are being created as part of the Innovative Entrepreneurship for Sustainable Employment project, implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in partnership with the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Moldova with the financial support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway.

“The Centre we launched today is a major step towards sustainable employment and promotion of entrepreneurship”, Narine Sahakyan, UNDP Deputy Resident Representative, said. “It will equip job seekers with the knowledge and skills they need in order to find a job”.

Contact Information

Dumitru Vasilescu, Project Manager, dumitru.vasilescu@undp.org, tel. (373 22) 839 911