Talent attraction

Attracting international talent - Latvia as a career destination continues to be one of the top key policy priorities of the Chamber throughout 2020.

Last year the Chamber raised topical issues of Latvia's labor market by:

1) Conducting Members' the survey on talent attraction; 
2) Introducing AmCham recommendations "Latvia - international career destination"The position paper on talent attraction highlights the necessity to promote Latvia as a career destination and to develop skills to reduce current labor market mismatch. Among recommendations are streamlining of the immigration process for qualified labor and business, supporting regional mobility and housing with incentives to employers, investments in innovation, education and a more precise forecast for the future skills, in addition to strengthening public-private partnerships and intergovernmental cooperation.

Held discussions with stakeholders to address our recommendations:  

1) Held a panel discussion "Latvia - a study and career destination" on June 21, 2019; 
2) Held a public discussion "Latvia - a career and study destination" in cooperation with members Spire Baltic and ERDA on August 14, 2019;

In addition, the Cabinet of Ministers supported the removal of several bureaucratic obstacles to hiring international talent on December 10, 2019. Find out more information here

The survey and position paper are available below: 
Survey on talent attraction 
Executive summary
Position paper on talent attraction
Viedokļa ziņojuma kopsavilkums
Viedokļa ziņojums par talantu piesaisti  

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