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Jobs for refugees: where and how Ukrainians work in Latvia

Citizens of Ukraine with refugee status in Latvia usually work in various sectors of the Latvian economy. Find out more about the most popular industries and what percentage of Ukrainians are engaged in low-skilled work

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The number of Ukrainians finding work in Latvia continues to grow. This is reported by lasi.lv.


According to the Main Department of Statistics, at the beginning of this year, the number of employed Ukrainian citizens in the country amounted to 8700 people.


We will tell you which vacancies are most often chosen by Ukrainians in the article.


What do Ukrainian refugees do in Latvia: the main areas of work


According to statistics, at the beginning of 2024, the number of Ukrainians who found jobs in Latvia increased by about 1000 people compared to the previous year.


The main sectors where Ukrainians are more likely to be found include


- industry (22.8%);

- hotels and catering (13.3%);

- trade, repair of cars and motorcycles (13%);

- financial, insurance, scientific, administrative and real estate services (11.1%)

- construction (9%).




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In particular, a significant share of Ukrainian workers (38.7%) are engaged in low-skilled jobs, such as cleaning offices, hotels, kitchen work, and loading.


Also, a large number of Ukrainians work in positions requiring certain qualifications, including skilled workers and craftsmen (16.1%), service and trade workers (14.8%), senior professionals (12.7%), and managers (0.9%).


It is reported that in January, more than 32 thousand Ukrainian citizens were registered in Latvian municipalities.


In addition, as of January 1, 2024, 4,000 Ukrainian citizens with temporary protection status were studying in educational institutions in Latvia.


If you need legal assistance on migration issues for employment purposes - contact Visit Ukraine lawyers. Our experts will answer your questions, help you solve urgent problems with submitting or obtaining the necessary documents, and advise you on the current rules for leaving Ukraine, changing the country of temporary protection, or other migration issues.


You can order a specialist consultation on our website at this link.


We remind you! Migration trends among Ukrainians, in particular with the aim of changing the country of temporary protection, are increasing, as the conditions of stay and financial assistance are changing. Read about which countries will provide repeated temporary protection in 2024 and what is needed to move in our previous article.


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