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Latvia State Employment Agency Head: more people find permanent jobs

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Latvia State Employment Agency (SEA) Head Baiba Pasevica

Currently unemployment tends to drop along with a growing number of people taking up permanent jobs, Latvia State Employment Agency (SEA) Head Baiba Pasevica (Baiba Paševica) said in an interview with LNT morning news broadcast 900 sekundes.

She adds employers cut jobs last year the most, therefore the tendency is smaller this year, consequently also the number of jobless people.

It is always possible to find a job, even in very tough conditions that we have experienced, when our database offered 1 300 job openings only; still people managed to find jobs. Those were not newly created job positions, therefore it is very important to create new ones – only then the situation will improve significantly, emphasized Pasevica, adding that despite the high unemployment rate, employers cannot find respective professionals of one or another area.

Permanently unemployed people is our key priority, they need support right now, not tomorrow or the day after it. Short-term solutions are temporary employment programms or other support. Very few of those people do not want to work, the majority of the unemployed are eager to restart working; however it is impossible due to the small number of job openings, said SEA Head.

She believes some people see the crisis as a challenge and stimulus to do something on their own – to implement ideas they had never though they would; however there are also people experiencing deep depression and addictions.


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  1. Gunnar says:

    It’s good that the situation is improving, however, there is still more negative tendencies prevailing.

  2. Anonymous says:

    It was in “Latbrit, Latvija!”, LTV1, not in LNT 900′ !

  3. Coralee says:

    AFAIC that’s the best asnewr so far!

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