80% of Bulgarians See Local Labour Market as Discriminatory

80% of Bulgarians See Local Labour Market as Discriminatory

Some 80% of Bulgarians think that the local labour market fails to offer equal opportunities for all, showed results from a Open Society Institute Sofia poll conducted among 1,000 respondents.

Gender is a potential factor for inequality in accessing the labour market, according to 36% of participants, state-run Bulgarian News Agency (BTA) cited Open Society Institute Sofia's Programme Director Boyan Zahariev as saying on Friday.

Young people experience difficulties in accessing the labour market, but finding a job is most difficult for older people in pre-retirement age.

Some 80% of the participants in the poll think that it's harder for people with physical disabilities to get a job, 40% think this applies to homosexuals and 60% to people belonging to an ethnic minority.

The survey showed that people aged between 15 and 18 are another relatively unwelcome group of potential employees.

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