SHORTAGE OCCUPATIONS IN LITHUANIA

Lithuania is a small Baltic state with a population of just under 3 million people, located in the north-eastern part of Europe. It is washed by the waters of the Baltic Sea and borders with Poland, Russia, Latvia and the Republic of Belarus. Today, life in Lithuania attracts many foreigners from different parts of the world.

Since 2004 Lithuania has been a member of the European Union, and in 2015 it joined the euro zone. Despite the marked economic lagging behind the more successful European countries, the Lithuanian authorities are taking a number of measures to improve the well-being of local residents, including modernizing the labor market and increasing wages. Let's find out what professions are in demand in Lithuania in 2020.

Lithuania

Labour market in Lithuania

Unemployment in Lithuania during the year ranges from 8 to 12%, and inflation does not exceed 3%. The real labour force is just under 1.5 million people. Most of the employees cover the spheres of wholesale and retail trade, production and education. In general, Lithuanian employers are interested in attracting mainly highly qualified foreign workers with a profession demanded by Lithuania.

For legal employment, which involves obtaining a special permit and work visa to Lithuania, foreign applicants must first find a vacancy and sign an employment contract. This is quite difficult to do, as the priority right to work is given to local residents, as well as citizens of the EU and EFTA (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway). At the same time, at least a month of vacancy must be in the public domain, including registration at the Lithuanian Labor Exchange.

The income of Lithuanians is no longer the lowest in the European Union. For example, the minimum wage in 2020 is 607 euros per month, which is higher than in neighboring Latvia and Estonia, as well as in Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania and even in Poland. According to official data from the Lithuanian Department of Statistics, the average salary in Lithuania before taxes is 1,381 euros per month. After all mandatory deductions, 879.2 euros remains at the disposal of employees.

The most demanded professions in Lithuania

The most popular among foreigners is working in Lithuania as a truck driver, usually in international transportation. In addition, engineers, builders, programmers, and workers in agriculture are among the scarce professions.

SHORTAGE OCCUPATIONS IN LITHUANIA – LIST

Occupation
1 Truck and passenger transport drivers (cab drivers, truck drivers)
2 Doctors (different directions)
3 Engineers (different directions)
4 Couriers
5 Managers (business sector, sales area, customer support)
6 Chefs
7 Tailors
8 Programmers (different directions)
9 Sellers
10 Workers in agriculture
11 Social workers
12 Marketing Specialists
13 Construction workers (electricians, welders, concrete workers)
14 Financiers
15 Lawyers

Note. Information is based on data from Lithuanian and international recruitment agencies.

In conclusion, we note that the income tax rate in Lithuania is 15%. In the well-known Doing Business rating for business attractiveness, the country takes 14th place. Here are affordable prices for real estate, food and services. Therefore, many foreigners not only work, but also open their own business in Lithuania, and young people go to prestigious Lithuanian universities, such as the famous Vilnius University.

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