NEGRESTI, VASLUI

Schools

Negresti is well represented with schools, boasting eight kindergartens, nine primary schools and one secondary, or high school. 

Workplaces

The difference between demand and supply on the labor market in Negresti is quite high.

Job opportunities for citizens are scarce and many emigrate outside Romania in the hope that they will build a better life.

The only job opportunities offered within the locality are in agriculture, livestock, commercial or woodworking shops, but there are far more people looking for jobs than there are positions.

The Roma community of Negresti deals with weaving wicker, which produces various household items such as baskets, chairs, and tables, and woodworking which produces spoons, plates, spindles, chairs, and bowls.

Moreover, in coordination with Romani Butiq, a handicraft cooperative has been founded. Currently the cooperative include seven members, but the association is looking to expand.

The major problems encountered include procuring raw materials and the lack of places for the marketing of products.

People

According to the census conducted in 2011, the city population counts 8,380 residents, lower than in the previous census in 2002.

Of them, about 90 per cent are Romanian, nearly 4 per cent are Roma, and the balance are from diverse ethnicities.

In terms of religion, citizens of Negresti are mostly Orthodox Christians (about 91%).

Places

Negresti is located in the northwest of Vaslui, close to the county border with Iasi.

Administration of Negresti covers six villages – Parpanita, Cazanesti, Cioatele, Valea Mare, Poiana, and Glodeni.