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Accenture will train 300 people

May 31

As a result of the pandemic, more and more people and students from other sectors are considering a career change and starting a career in information technology. This summer, the company Accenture plans to train about 300 people to start a career in the IT industry.

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Join the trade mission to New York and L.A.!

May 31

The Latvian Investment and Development Agency (LIAA) invites to join a Trade Mission to New York and Los Angeles (September 19-27) within the Spotlight Latvia conference devoted to multimedia and entertainment industries. The purpose of the trade mission is to establish contacts with companies in the relevant industry in the U.S. for new cooperation projects.

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Now is the time to innovate
May 27

On May 27, members of the American and Norwegian Chambers of Commerce had an opportunity to engage in the interactive workshop around innovation with guest speaker Prof. Vijay Kumar, Executive Director of J-WEL and Associate Dean for Open Learning at MIT. Members representing various industries were matched based on their topic of interest: human capital development, health, digital transition and green economy.

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Mikrotikls: onsite vaccination and incentives for employees

May 27

The COVID pandemic has brought a myriad of challenges to workplaces over the last year. One of the most pressing challenges is how to encourage employees to vaccinate against COVID-19, thus contributing to reaching herd immunity for the economy to recover. Many employers are working on ways to incentivize their employees, such as providing collective vaccination or offering extra paid time off. To share best practices of how our members are responding to this challenge, we asked our member Mikrotikls how they go about vaccination in their company.

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Nasdaq Riga: health and wellness benefits and paid time off

May 27

We asked Nasdaq Riga how they are supporting vaccination. In the times of pandemic Nasdaq has established a dedicated COVID-19 taskforce and since spring 2020 offers a number of additional wellness benefits to their employees in order to provide physical and mental assistance. Besides providing information about vaccination to their employees, Nasdaq provides fully paid time off for employees who are willing to get vaccinated.

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SAF Tehnika and airBaltic awarded for brand excellence

May 24

On May 21, the winners of the competition "Brand of the Year 2020" were announced. The jury selected the winner in the category "Brand of the Year - for the World" - SAF Tehnika for their brand "Aranet" and the third place was awarded to the Latvian national airline "airBaltic" for their "Think green, fly green". We are proud of our members' achievements. Congratulations to both winners!

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Discussing geopolitical uncertainty
May 24

Around 50 members and guests from the American and Norwegian Chambers of Commerce joined the online meeting with Artis Pabriks, Minister of Defense of Latvia to discuss topics related to the current and emerging geopolitical challenges and Latvia's readiness in facing them. The discussion was moderated by Martins Vargulis, Researcher of the Latvian Institute of International Affairs and supported by the Riga Graduate School of Law.

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Healthcare WG meeting with Bank of Latvia Economist
May 20

On May 20, members of the healthcare work group had an opportunity to meet Olegs Krasnopjorovs, Economist at the Bank of Latvia who gave a presentation on impact of healthcare on the macroeconomy. The presentation initiated a discussion on public health funding which will be continued at the next meeting. Members also discussed latest developments of the five healthcare pilot projects of 2021.

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Can green initiatives benefit your business?
May 19

On May 19 the next Connect with AmCham webinar focused on sustainable business practices. Joining with their stories were senior executives: Karlis Cerbulis of NCH Advisors, Jakub Spryngl of Procter and Gamble, Ieva Tetere of SEB and Valdis Turlais of Rimi. The event was moderated by Linda Helmane, FICIL Executive Director. Speakers shared their green business strategies and discussed ways how to improve environmental performance and create sustainable supply chains.

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ACE U.S. Week: Washington DC Virtual Outreach

May 18

More than 60 AmChams’ representatives from 35 AmChams and 33 countries had the opportunity to meet with Washington DC partners through a series of virtual sessions in the scope of ACE-US Week: Washington D.C. Virtual Outreach which was e-hosted by prominent governmental and private organizations. Senior speakers were invited to discuss the Transatlantic relations, collaboration, economic recovery, climate change and other global challenges.

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