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Favourite destinations of Latvian immigrants – Britain, Germany, and Norway

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The most attractive destinations of Latvian guest workers are Britain (19%), Germany (16%), and Norway (13%).

The fourth most attractive country is Sweden (9%). Ireland is only on the fifth place with 6%, according to survey results of CV-Online Latvia.

According to survey results, 26% of respondents plan to travel to foreign countries in 2013. This proportion remains largely unchanged – some two years ago, this proportion was 27%.

Most of the respondents that have decided to travel to foreign countries to work in 2013 are specialists of their respected fields. Their proportion of the total number of Latvian guest workers has increased rapidly this year – 33% (28% two years ago). They are followed by low, medium and high level managers 29% (28% two years ago), as well as qualified workers – 24% (23% two years ago).

54% of respondents plan to search for specific jobs – something that would be equal or slightly below their current experience and qualifications (48% two years ago).

The main reason why respondents choose to work abroad is their growing dissatisfaction with remuneration in Latvia (78% and 72% two years ago), the inability to find a job that meets their qualification (20% and 18% in the past), intention to acquire international work experience (20% and 18% in the past) and family circumstances (9% and 12% in the past).

“Results of the survey show that a large part of highly qualified specialists still link their professional development to foreign countries, even though Latvia’s job market has been successfully recovering during the last couple of years. Low remuneration in Latvia is still the main reason though. It is good that Latvian residents understand their value in the job market more and more, seeking better jobs that comply with their qualification,” – CV-Online Latvia business development manager Aivis Brodins explains.

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  1. Lars Berhard says:

    They do where the money is…

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  2. Adam says:

    Yeap I’m from the UK and British born and bred. I work with some Latvian guys and have always found them charming and great fun to be with, with great work ethics, You are welcome here in the UK anytime, I find it hard to believe that Latvia treats its own people so bad.

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