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  • 1. PROFESSIONS ANDPROFESSIONS AND JOBS IN FAGARASJOBS IN FAGARAS 20142014
  • 2. FAGARAS: ADMINISTRATIVE STATUTE • Fagaras is a municipality of the third category. • Fagaras obtained this statute in July 27’th 1979.
  • 3. FAGARAS • It is the second city of Brasov county as size (about 28,000 inhabitants) and it has an altitude between 424-441 meters • It lies on the National Highway DN1 between Brasov City (66 kilometers) and Sibiu City (76 kilometers).
  • 4. A small town • Like any other small towns in Romania, Fagaras is caught in between the development of new economic centers and the shutting down of gigantic communist era factories, struggling to find a new life.
  • 5. A Historical Small Town • Once a commercial and political center of the Feudalist Europe Fagaras was the home of Doamna Stanca, wife of Mihai Viteazul, the man responsible for the first unification of the three Romanian Principates into roughly what is now Romania.
  • 6. Lots of Big Changes • Fagaras faces the closure of the majority of the operations of a Chemical products manufacturer that directly or indirectly employed the majority of the people in the surrounding areas. • The chemical industry, as many others in Romania, was part of the centralized plan of the Ceausescu’s communist regime. And as many others, after the so called revolution, it was shut down. • The sudden change of regime, and complete lack of planning and leadership, left these functioning industrial monsters paralized.
  • 7. Labour Force: Decline in recent years • At the end of 2007 there were only 7000 employees in Fagaras, a lot less than in the Communist regime. • The 35% of the employees work in industry (chemical products, plastic products, car and equipment industry, textile industry, food industry). • The remainder of the employees work in fields as trade, education, health, welfare, constructions, transport, energetic sector, banking, insurance, public administration. • Under 2% of employees work in agriculture and other activity fields.
  • 8. Looking for Better Places • With no work, many inhabitants left, looking for a better future. Many left early on to bigger cities close by, Sibiu and Brasov. • The young and hungry for new opportunities, have left to western Europe, mainly Italy and Spain. • On a sunny day in August, the streets are flooded with brand new Peugeot, Alfa Romeo, Volkswagen, and a black Mercedes Benz or Audi here and there. They bring successful stories with them. • A surprisingly big minority though, has left for America. It seems like a ‘glitch’ on the visa lottery has favored hundreds of fagarasenii.
  • 9. Transylvania and the Romanian peasants • Yes its true: the Romanians love their country and they have fought for their land as other nations. • The tremendous thing from behind the history of the land, the peasant’s love for their land is described with no resemblance by the Romanian writer Liviu Rebreanu in the novel “ION” or George Cosbuc in his poem “NOI VREM PAMANT” (WE DEMAND LAND).
  • 10. Social and economic crisis • But many Romanians, as any of other nations, have dared and searched for new lands or a better living in a NEW WORLD, perhaps as a result of a desire for knowledge, but also, as clear as that, is the fact that it was mainly an economic phenomenon.
  • 11. Immigration • More than 11,000 Romanians from Transylania who immigrated to America at the beginning of the 20th century were hard workers in search of better opportunities. http://studiiromanoamericane.wordpress.
  • 12. Immigration to Italy • About 1 million Romanians live in Italy nowadays. The migrants coming back sometimes show off but the underlying factor is that these people have left to work, and they have been successful. • However since the 1989 revolution we have had lots of problems with children whose parents work abroad and the authorities have tried to apply a methodology for providing support through after school centers • http://www.childrenleftbehind.eu
  • 13. Strong criticism from the UK and other European Union member states • They criticize the Romanians for their tendency to flee their own country, fearing that they are going to create problems by taking their jobs and occupying their living spaces. • However, they neglect the fact that these people are hungry for work, and are not leaving their country willingly. They are forced out due to lack of opportunities.
  • 14. Hardships • The Făgăraş zone of problematic but mixed agro-industrial economy, has long contributed labor to the international economy through the migration of its citizens. http://epa.oszk.hu
  • 15. Migrants from Fagaras • They are not going into other countries to joyfully work in the fields, factories, or as janitors and servers. • Many of these people are well educated and would gladly stay in their own country if they could make a good living as engineers or managers. • They are looking for a better future, and if they cannot find it, they will make one for themselves. It is unacceptable that the large European economies blame these hardworking individuals for their own social problems. http://alejandrogiacometti.com/2006/11/fagaras/
  • 16. A Dead Town? • With an ageing population, and an ever-shrinking economy, Fagaras, once a commercial and political center of the Feudalist Europe once a symbol of the Romanian unity, might soon be forgotten.
  • 17. There’s still a solution • In spite of all economic and social problems Fagaras we think we must and can do something to save our little town but this cannot be done without the help of our leaders.