Diversification of seafarers' employability paths.
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ACOMI, N. and ACOMI, O. 2016. Diversification of seafarers' employability paths.. In the European proceedings of social and behavioural sciences [EpSBS]; 15th World lumen congress [WLC 2016], 12-17 April 2016, Lasi, Romania. London: Future academy [online], pages 21-27. Available from: https://doi.org/10.15405/epsbs.2016.09.4.
Romania's admission following the extension of the EU and the globalisation of the maritime industry exposed Romanian employees to the maritime labour market. This market is characterised by increased competition determined by technological advancement and the emerging new Asian maritime nations. These conditions were exacerbated by the increased wage expectations of the European maritime manpower. On the demand side, the maritime industry has historically been characterised by lack of marine officers, in particular of senior rank, but the current slow global economic recovery and the weak commodity demand tend to level the scorecard. These changes affected the marine global labour market and led to structural unemployment among Romanian seafarers. Considering the traditional purpose of marine universities - to prepare marine officers, and the labour market needs - marine officers highly qualified in specific fields, this paper aims at identifying the skills required by marine industry and analysing the possibility to extend them to other positions/qualifications from the marine industry.