Ex­perts: it is pos­si­ble to im­prove Latvia’s em­ploy­ment sit­u­a­tion

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«Af­ter com­plet­ing stud­ies, stu­dents are not al­ways pre­pared for work. There is a gap be­tween sup­ply and de­mand on the labour mar­ket. One of the most strate­gi­cally vi­able so­lu­tions would be in­volv­ing em­ploy­ers to sup­port ed­u­ca­tion in­sti­tu­tions and their stu­dents,» as noted by rep­re­sen­ta­tives of busi­nesses pre­sent in Latvia.

Latvia has a large num­ber of young­sters who have left for for­eign coun­tries, job seek­ers and a se­ri­ous deficit of work­ers in busi­nesses. Latvia has an em­ploy­ment sit­u­a­tion that can be im­proved, ac­cord­ing to ex­perts from RISEBA Univer­sity of Busi­ness, Arts and Tech­nol­ogy.

«Young­sters have good work and ca­reer op­por­tu­ni­ties here, in Latvia,» com­ments RISEBA rec­tor Irina Senņikova. She says that «young­sters should be pro­vided with an op­tion to meet with po­ten­tial em­ploy­ers and find out about their po­ten­tial ca­reer op­tions while study­ing. By cre­at­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties to meet, rep­re­sen­ta­tives of different com­pa­nies can in­flu­ence young­sters’ choice and mo­ti­vate them while they are still un­der­go­ing their stud­ies».

On Fri­day, 20 April, there will be a spe­cial event or­ga­nized by RISEBA – ca­reer day «Time to meet!» Dur­ing this event, stu­dents from all over Latvia will be of­fered an op­por­tu­nity to meet with rep­re­sen­ta­tives of per­spec­tive em­ploy­ers and learn about job op­por­tu­ni­ties in Latvia. The goal of this event is mo­ti­vat­ing young­sters to re­main in Latvia and form their ca­reers here, BNN was told by the univer­sity. RISEBA’s ca­reer day will be at­tended by H&M Hennes & Mau­ritz, Evo­lu­tion Latvia, Solvay Busi­ness Ser­vices Latvia, Dro­gas, Cabot Cor­po­ra­tion Latvia, Web­help Latvia, Rī­gas namu pār­vald­nieks, Cir­cle K Busi­ness Cen­tre, Starp­tautiskā li­dosta Rīga, Kreiss, Ac­cen­ture Latvia, Om­nis­crip­tum Pub­lish­ing, South­west­ern Ad­van­tage, Price­wa­ter­house-Coop­ers, as well as com­pa­nies from RISEBA’s busi­ness in­cu­ba­tor.

Edijs Pālens/LETA

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