The study aims to present the partial results of certain investigative steps undertaken in the Department of Professional Counseling aimed at knowing how representatives of employers relate to the quality of training of graduates from Vasile Alecsandri University of Bacău. The observational, quantitative-qualitative study involved the use of the methods of questionnaire-based survey and focus group. The investigated group comprised 15 employers of all employers attending the Conference on the presentation of the facilities offered by the state to employers and graduates, upon employment, an event integrated in the project Governmental facilities on the employment of graduates into the labour market (the main organizers being AJOFM Bacău/ the County Agency for Workforce Occupation Bacău, the Bacău Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Vasile Alecsandri University of Bacău participated as partner). The collected and interpreted data enabled to: draw conclusions on how the participating employers appreciate the graduates’ training; make suggestions on directions to improve the graduates’ training; shape future directions for action in order to optimize the relationship between the university and the labour market.
Key words: competences, employability, employers, labour market