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e-EMPLOYMENT AT THE LIBRARY

Below is a description of services in the area of e-EMPLOYMENT provided by public libraries via the ICT equipment delivered under the Glob@l Libraries – Bulgaria Program and in pursuance of the Memorandum of Understanding between the GLB Program and the Employment Agency.
 
Provision of information about job vacancies

  • Provision of information about job vacancies announced at the Labor Office Directorates
  • Provision of information about job vacancies published directly on the Employment Agency website
  • Provision of information about job vacancies within the structures of government and local administrations across the country
  • Provision of information about and referral to registered employment intermediaries in Bulgaria and abroad

Provision of consultations and assistance to job seekers  

  • Assistance with the publishing of online job search ads (via the Employment Agency website)
  • Provision of information about, referral to and application for job vacancies internationally – service provision via the EURES portal
  • Assistance for involvement in appropriate employment programs and measures as per the Employment Promotion Act
  • Assistance for involvement in appropriate employment programs and measures funded by EU and other international funds
  • Provision of information about international summer job opportunities for youth

Organization of training for unemployed people

  • Computer skills training with an “Online Job Search” module – specialized training for unemployed or employed job seekers
  • Motivational job search training for long-term and permanently unemployed people
  • Group training: conducting job interviews (practical training)

Consultancy services

  • Consultations on the job search process – communication with potential employers and preparation for interview (may be organized online)
  • Designing CVs in various formats – Europass, etc.
  • Provision of consultations on the access to training and re-training courses for unemployed and employed people – the system of vocational training and its provision, vocational training centers, opportunities for involvement in vocational training funded by the national budget or the ESF
  • Conducting or preparation for job interviews online (e.g. on a specific day(s), one specialist providing consultations from a certain place and libraries providing online access to the consultations based on a preliminary enrolment)

 
Information about government institutions that libraries can partner with in the provision of e-EMPLOYMENT services
 
Regional Employment Service Directorates: 9 territorial units of the Employment Services General Directorate at the Employment Agency.
Regional Employment Service Directorates addresses and phone numbers:
http://www.az.government.bg/internal.asp?CatID=11/05&WA=AboutUs/RSZ_Num.htm
 
Regional Employment Service Directorates (RESDs):

  • coordinate, support and encompass the activities of the Labor Office Directorates
  • participate in the development and implementation of regional strategies for local development, as well as the elaboration and execution of the regional employment action plan
  • take part in the coordination, implementation and control of employment programs and projects funded by international donors
  • interact with municipalities and support them in the development and implementation of development strategies and plans in their parts concerning employment
  • plan the financial and logistic resources of Regional Employment Service Directorates and Labor Office Directorates in the region
  • analyze, study and forecast the conditions and possible developments in regional labor markets
  • observe and organize the development of an assessment of the efficiency of implemented regional active policy measures and programs
  • organize, coordinate and control regular exchange of information between Labor Office Directorates, territorial units of the National Social Security Institute, the Social Assistance Agency, etc.
  • maintain a regional labor market information database
  • organize the gathering, processing and exchange of operational and periodic statistical data from Labor Office Directorates in the region

 
Labor Office Directorates (LODs)
LODs are territorial units of the Employment Services General Directorate at the Employment Agency.
Labor Office Directorates addresses and phone numbers:
http://www.az.government.bg/internal.asp?CatID=11/05&WA=AboutUs/RSZ_Num.htm
 
Labor Office Directorates (LODs):

  • register active job seekers
  • provide services for active job seekers
  • provide information about announced job vacancies
  • provide information about programs and measures aimed at employment and training
  • serve as information provision and employment intermediaries
  • provide career development consultations and guidance
  • provide vocational and motivational training
  • provide information about employment programs and measures
  • provide information about vocational training scholarships

Services for employers:

  • provide information about active job seekers
  • provide information about employment maintenance and promotion programs and measures
  • provide employment mediation
  • facilitate involvement in employment programs and measures
  • provide preferences and bonuses for employment maintenance and/or growth
  • provide bonuses for vocational training and/or internships
  • participate in teams preparing projects for necessary measures in cases of mass layoffs
  • participate in the development of regional and local employment and training programs
  • participate in the implementation of national, professional, regional and local employment and training programs, including of risk groups in the labor market
  • participate in training needs assessments
  • conduct exchange of information on job vacancies and active job seekers
  • conduct labor market research and observations; prepare analyses and forecasts on the state of and trends in the development of the local labor market

 
LOD Branches
The LOD branches provide a limited number of on-site employment services focusing mainly on information and employment intermediary services.
 
Information and Services Center
The Information and Service Center works on the one-stop-shop principle and is based in the Employment Agency building in Sofia. It offers a disabled-friendly environment.
http://www.az.government.bg/internal.asp?CatID=11/11&WA=AboutUs/Cis.htm
 
The Information and Services Center offers:
 
Information and consultations on:

  • registration at the Labor Offices
  • incentive measures for job seekers and employers
  • employment programs
  • training opportunities
  • micro-crediting guarantee fund

Specialized services in relation to:

  • international labor mobility agreements
  • issuing of work permits for foreign nationals
  • registration of employment intermediary activities

The full section on e-employment is available in Bulgarian language since it is targeted at Bulgarian users.