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Experts: Latvian average jobless person – builder in his best years

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The average jobless person in Latvia is a builder in his best years, without higher education, but an experienced worker, most likely in construction sector, the business news portal BNN was informed by the career portal WorkingDay Latvia marketing manager Māris Silinieks.

The average job seeker more or less corresponds to the average employed one, because often also people in good job positions keep looking for better ones and new challenges, says Silinieks.

He points out there is a considerable gap between the supply and the demand in the labour market, which is logical. The labour market of «the fat years» developed after the needs of employers – many people were employed in the once flourishing construction and real estate market, which had a considerable effect on young people. They had to opt for either studies or work with four-digits remuneration. They chose the latter, he explains.

The expert adds there were less women employed in the real estate market, which propelled young ladies to educate and launch businesses in other sectors, which explains the current specific labour market situation – most of the unemployed are men in their best years, because the crisis hit the real estate market the most. Nowadays it is easier to find a job right after the University, not the construction site, believes Silinieks.

CV Market director Vladimirs Korickis partly agrees to the mentioned, adding that men are seeking for jobs more often than women at the moment, thus the average jobless person is more than forty years old, with the total job experience of about twenty years.

CV Online recruitment specialist Evita Lapiņa points out, upon describing the average job seeker, specific target groups should be considered, for example, for the posts of a secretary and assistant – the average age would range from 18 to 25 years, while for the position of a production director, the average age would be from 35 to 55 years.

Most often candidates say they would like from 350 up to 600 lats monthly net salary, however it depends. The higher the desired post, the higher the remuneration demands, Lapina told BNN.

Silinieks agrees, in order to figure out the average wage, particular posts in particular sectors should be considered, because the pay might range from the minimal one up to four to five thousand lats for high ranking managers in large companies. According to the Central Statistical Bureau data, the average wage in the third quarter of 2010 amounted to 447 lats, which is 3 lats or 0.8% more than in the second quarter of the year, explains the marketing director.

CV Online and WorkingDay representatives say, despite any market conditions, the most demanded professions are programmers, IT specialists, accountants, finance experts, sales and administrative staff. With the development of production, specialists in export are also sought for.

In changing market conditions, when companies need to strengthen their positions, quality and a unique approach are crucial to attract consumers and develop business. Consequently, middle and senior management positions will be the most popular also this year, says CV Online expert, pointing out a new tendency has appeared – rare professions specialists are looked for. We forecast the tendency will be ongoing also this year and technical specialists and medical staff will find jobs in the private sector, explains Lapina.

While WorkingDay representative believes there can be either quantitative or qualitative analysis of the most demanded professions and job openings. The figure of job ads in a certain profession does not provide a clear picture, as there are many, for example, postmen, but the staff turnover is very high among them, due to the comparatively low pay. Silinieks says the situation is well characterised by the job ads portal, compiling job ads from 25 portals.

According to data, the top 10 of the most demanded profession sin Latvia are the following: postman (10 job vacancies), followed by a cook (81 job vacancies), vendor (74 job vacancies), programmers (73 job vacancies), baby-sitter (59 job vacancies), charwoman (49 job vacancies), hair dresser (49 job vacancies), confectioner (48 job vacancies), sales representative (48 job vacancies) and administrator (45 job vacancies).

However, at the same time it is difficult for employers to find qualified specialists, although the number of such ads is smaller. All levels sales representatives will be demanded also in 2011, because along with the economic recovery, a serious market redistribution will take place. The crisis weakened many business sectors competitiveness, says WorkingDay marketing director.

He has observed ads not requiring certain knowledge or skills get the most response.

CV Market director points out people mostly look for job vacancies in the administrative sector and marketing.

From a job seeker’s perspective, it is difficult to name specific most demanded professionals, but it is possible to single out criteria after which they opt for applying, believes CV Online expert. The fact whether the company is a large one and an international market player is one of the aspects. People also care for stable remuneration, social security, growth potential and training possibilities.

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