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Filips Klavins, Managing Partner at Ellex Klavins
On Tuesday, December 10, the Cabinet of Ministers supported the removal of several bureaucratic obstacles to hiring international talent. We would like to thank and congratulate our Labor working group, and especially, Irina Kostina (Ellex Klavins) who contributed to the positive outcome of these long-awaited amendments!
According to the Interior Ministry, the amendments are meant to mitigate the negative impact of a local labor shortages rather than allow the import of cheap foreign labor to undercut local workers.
In particular, the amendments abolish the requirement to publish a vacancy in case prospective employee from a third country has been employed in Latvia for two years, or has been employed by the given employer and the employer wishes to employ him or her in another job.
Being an AmCham member is a great opportunity of interacting with other members about business & market dynamics in Latvia and in all Baltic states. Looking forward to collectively supporting our future, particularly in the areas of talent sustainability and business progress.
Yesim Ozer, Market Director Mars Baltics