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Programmer, physiotherapist and pilot – top professions on Latvian Job Shadow Day

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Job Shadow Day at the Riga Airport

The Job Shadow Day 2019 was held on February 13 in Latvia and the professions of programmer, physiotherapist and pilot were the most attractive as 1 545 companies offered the chance to follow working specialists throughout the day, according to the data by Junior Achievement Latvia.

The Job Shadow Day is a popular and annual campaign organised by the Latvian branch of the U.S. non-profit organisation Junior Achievement. This year, a total of 34 000 potential «shadows» from school grades one to twelve were interested in visiting their favourite future jobs.

The organisation wrote in a press release that other popular professions on the day have been steward, public relations’ specialist, journalist, cook and doctor.

The vacancies offered by companies and institutions reached the number of 8 664. The Latvian parliament, the Saeima, was a leader in this respect by offering 200 vacancies, followed by the State Fire and Rescue Service and the Jelgava City Council with 113 and 97 vacancies, respectively.


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