Talent & Labor Force

2023
On May 18, AmCham met with Anda Caksa, Minister of Education and Science to discuss the Minister’s priorities and the government’s plans regarding upskilling or reskilling of the existing workforce and ways to promote a culture of cooperation between universities and the industry to lessen the mismatch between the quality of education received and labor market demands.

On November 1, AmCham together with the Saeima, Parliament of Latvia held a conference on Human Capital as key to Economic Growth to discuss how to promote investments in Latvia’s human capital in order to accelerate the growth of the national economy.

2022
In 2022, AmCham contributed to the OECD project on supporting employers to promote skills development in Latvia.  AmCham also met with Anita Muizniece, Minister of Education and Science to discuss the upcoming changes in the education system of Latvia as well as the necessity of advancing digital skills and life-long learning to adapt to the changing labor market needs. 

In 2022 AmCham launched recommendations for increasing the nation’s competitiveness, proactive investment attraction, and targeted investments in Latvian human capital. 

2021
On February 17, AmCham sent a letter and recommendations to stakeholders calling to invest in upskilling and reskilling programs with an aim at improving digital literacy among citizens.

View the Recommendations in ENG and LV.

According to the survey conducted by AmCham at the end of 2020 and at the beginning of 2021, members revealed top skills required and ways how they are upskilling their employees. The results of the survey are available HERE

2020
On April 27, AmCham sent a letter to stakeholders calling to revise the existing programs and courses available for upskilling and retraining based on the real demand in the labor market. AmCham proposed to identify various solutions and technologies already available for use free of charge that can contribute to the skills needed and to introduce a new model of how skills are acquired - relevant for a digital society and economy. To view recommendations in ENG and LV.

2019
Attracting international talent - Latvia as a career destination continues to be one of the top key policy priorities of the Chamber throughout 2020.

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". 

Held discussions with stakeholders to address our recommendations:  
1) Held a panel discussion "Is Latvia a place for talent to flourish?" 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.

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I look forward to promoting stronger U.S.-Latvia ties and working with AmCham members to ensure Latvia is a trusted destination for international business.

John Tully, Chairman of the Board of MikroTik

I look forward to promoting stronger U.S.-Latvia ties and working with AmCham members to ensure Latvia is a trusted destination for international business.

John Tully, Chairman of the Board of MikroTik