Romanians have an open attitude towards foreigners who are in their country and they support the measures taken to protect them, according to the Immigrant Integration Barometer made by the Romanian Association for Health Promotion in partnership with the Soros Foundation , in 2013, within the project Research and Information Center on Immigrant Integration.
The same study points out that the positive perception on the immigrants is conditioned by their occupational status (14%) and by their knowledge of the Romanian language (14%).
Although the existence of a job is an important factor on the perception of foreigners, the access of foreign citizens to the labor force market is rather difficult. Even if the immigrants and the Romanians have the same professional qualifications, Romanians have priority when it comes to being hired. Moreover, the employer should have the willingness to allocate suplementary financial resources, of about EUR 200, for the foreign employee.