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ENTREPRENEURS CHALLENGED BOTH BY FINDING LOW AND HIGHLY QUALIFIED LABOUR FORCE

ENTREPRENEURS CHALLENGED BOTH BY FINDING LOW AND HIGHLY QUALIFIED LABOUR FORCE

More than a half, i.e. 64% of entrepreneurs admit that they have faced lack of low-profile labour force, and even more of them, that is 76%, found challenging to attract also highly qualified professionals. Such data were obtained in a survey of the members of the largest association of Latvian entrepreneurs, the Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LTRK)

LTRK has found out that 63% of entrepreneurs had problems to attract low profile workers, while 36% of respondents revealed that they have not faced such challenge so far. When asked if they have faced lack of highly qualified labour force in Latvia, 74% answered positively, but only 24% replied negatively. "This data has a direct correlation with reducing unemployment level and increase of free vacancies in our country, it also affects potential external investors who are considering starting and continuing business development in Latvia”, board member of LTRK, Katrīna Zariņa, tells.