Posts tagged as job

The Central Statistical Bureau: 25.3 thousand job vacancies in Latvia

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Data published September 15 by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that at the end of the second quarter of 2021, there were 25.3 thousand job vacancies. Compared to the second quarter of 2020, this number has increased by 4.2 thousand. or 20.1%. There were 16.9 thousand job vacancies in the private sector, whereas 8.4 thousand in the public sector. During the year, the number of job vacancies in the private sector increased by 4.0 thousand…

Only one in three disabled people have a job in Latvia

Monday, August 16, 2021

Latvia has more than 190 thousand adult persons with disabilities, and only about 27% are employed. This is half the average in the European Union, Latvian Radio reported August 16. Ilona Jurševska, head of the State Agency for Social Inclusion (SIVA), explained that the reasons for the relatively low rate of employment in Latvia are different – from difficult external circumstances to lack of confidence. Many of these people have also obtained education…

Large number of Estonians made unemployed during crisis still without work

Monday, June 7, 2021

Of the 6,300 people who worked in accommodation and catering in Estonia in February 2020 and lost their job during the crisis months, slightly over 40 percent were still unemployed at the end of April this year, data from Statistics Estonia shows. Approximately 1,500 people, or a quarter, have returned to employment in accommodation and catering, whereas the rest of the people found a job in trade and service, data…

Lithuania’s labour market is in a better shape than in many European countries

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Despite high unemployment figures, Lithuania’s labour market is in a better shape than in many European countries, according to the social security minister. Lithuania’s Employment Service reported the official unemployment rate was 13.3 percent last week, the highest level so far this year. However, employment is actually growing following the lifting of the coronavirus lockdown in June, said Lithuania’s Social Security and Labour Minister Linas Kukuraitis. “More people are being…

Von der Leyen seeks to secure EU top job at parliament

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Outgoing German defense minister Ursula von der Leyen on Tuesday set out her political objectives on a greener, gender-equal Europe where the rule of law continues to hold sway, in an attempt to woo enough legislators at the European Parliament to secure the job of European Commission President The Christian Democrat of the European People’s Party is seeking to become the first woman to hold perhaps the most important post…

Latvia has a new culture minister – Saeima approves Nauris Puntulis for the job

Monday, July 8, 2019

Latvia’s parliament has appointed ex-Riga City Council deputy, opera singer Nauris Puntulis for the post of culture minister of Latvia with 63 votes in favour and 20 votes against. It is worth mentioning that only Harmony’s members and non-faction deputy Jūlija Stepaņenko, who was originally a member of Harmony, voted against Puntulis as a culture minister candidate. Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš reminded in his speech addressed to the Saeima that…

Police wages in Estonia raised by cutting number of jobs

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Less police officers are visible on the streets in Estonia as the country’s Police and Border Guard has conducted a reduction of the number of position to increase wages of patrolling officers, thus working on a more motivated force since 2015. Estonian public broadcaster ERR reported on Tuesday, August 21, citing daily Estonian Postimees and regional newspaper Sakala that Police and Border Guard Board (PPA) Director General Elmar Vaher has…

Economy Ministry: it is necessary to reduce the volume of low-skilled workforce

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Employment opportunities are set to expand in the next decade. However, demographic tendencies and regional labour market differences will create an even stronger need for labour force, according to Latvian Economy Ministry’s medium and long-term labour market outlooks. «To ensure sustainable economic development, it is necessary to raise productivity in business sector, education system and every person’s life. Business has to become productive to reduce costs and raise wages to…


Thursday, June 28, 2018

A boss announces to his staff: “I’ve lost a wallet with 500 dollars, if you find it, I’m offering a 100 dollars finder’s fee!” A voice in the background says: “I’m offering 200!”