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Factsheet for measure LV-2022-43/2489 – measures in Latvia
|Country||Latvia , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Open ended, started on 18 October 2022|
|Context||Restructuring Support Instruments|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Ensuring business continuity and support for essential services
– Smoothing frictions or reallocation of workers
|Author||Kriss Karnitis (EPC) and Eurofound|
|Measure added||23 June 2022 (updated 25 October 2022)|
The State Employment agency provides career consultations which are aimed at supporting the unemployed, job seekers and other people at risk of unemployment in solving issues related to professional suitability, retraining and career planning in accordance with the support for unemployed people and people seeking employment law.
This instrument is available in any of 25 state employment agency's offices across the country as well as remotely.
The career consultation is available in group and individual form. There are several typical career consultation classes and individual consultations. This service, in particular, includes:
According to the Annual report of State Employment agency :
In order to assess the satisfaction of clients with the received career consultations and to develop proposals for the improvement of services, an electronic client survey was conducted in 2018. According to Annual report of State Employment agency (2019) the results of the survey show the high level of the state employment agency career services: 94% of respondents evaluate the service positively (73.7% satisfied and 20.3% rather satisfied).
||Does not apply to businesses||Does not apply to citizens|
Public employment service
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Form||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
Eurofound (2022), Career consultations, measure LV-2022-43/2489 (measures in Latvia), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/LV-2022-43_2489.html
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