Posts tagged as employees

RB Rail announces contract for short-time employees on Rail Baltica

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

The Baltic States’ joint venture, RB Rail, has announced a two-year procurement on temporary employee hiring, according to information from the Procurement Monitoring Bureau (IUB) reported by LETA September 30. The deadline for application is set at 29 October, estimated contract price is EUR 5.5 million, RB Rail spokeswoman Līva Biseniece said the procurement is scheduled for two years and will be used in all three Baltic States. Primarily, the procurement is necessary…

Aviation employee situation better than expected

Thursday, August 6, 2020

During the COVID-19 crisis, airBaltic reported collective dismissal of 700 employees, promising to return employees to their jobs within a year. Up to now, 17 employees have resumed their jobs, but many are still waiting for the possibility of returning to the airline, airBaltic told Latvian Radio August 6. In June, the Latvian airline airBaltic transported more than 60 000 passengers to and from the capital cities of the Baltic…

GetJet Airline lays off 370 employees in Lithuania

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Lithuania’s wet-lease and charter services provider GetJet Airline has handed lay-off notices to 370 employees, the Employment Service said. These include 14 technicians, eight flight coordinators, six maintenance control coordinators, five crew coordinators, five auditors and four financial controllers. GetJet Airlines had a total of 392 employees in February, based on data from the state social insurance fund Sodra. In Lithuania, the company operated chartered flights for Tez Tour and…

Funeral home employees mysteriously contract Covid-19

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Six employees of the Jelgava funeral home Velis-A were found to have contracted the Covid-19 novel coronavirus, according to the company’s board chair Aldis Knāviņš, who himself had also tested positive for the virus, on March 30. Knāviņš first noticed a temperature on March 17, but thought he just had the flu. Within two days four of his employees also fell sick, but all of them are recovering at home.…

€102m in benefits to be paid out to employees who’ve stopped work

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

The government decision to cover wages for employees seeing downtime during the Covid-19 pandemic will cost about €102m and cover 73,000 employees according to Economics Ministry estimates, reported the LETA news agency March 25. This is an initial aid package that could grow substantially if on Thursday the cabinet extends the number of industries covered under the scheme. The state will pay out a downtime benefit of 75% from the…

Latvia has a big workforce, but it should be put to smart use

Thursday, October 3, 2019

While Latvian entrepreneurs often say it’s difficult to find employees in the country, Latvia still has a rather high unemployment rate and there’s a big reserve of labor, said Bank of Latvia economist Uldis Rutkaste at the Latvian central bank annual conference. He said that labor availability is a problem that’s getting bigger by the day, but nevertheless there are many unemployed people in Latvia who lack the skills employers require.…

The Baltic countries are the “Westworld” for NATO soldiers

By Lukas Ramonas on Thursday, August 1, 2019

Road accidents, fighting in the streets and in bars, broken shop windows and cars, mountains of garbage, sexual harassment – this is the “Westworld” for NATO soldiers in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. On June 7, 2018, four armored personnel carriers of the US Army, Stryker, collided in a major road accident in the Prienai district. 13 US troops sought medical assistance. Another accident happened on the night of June 9…

Question of higher minimum wage should be agreed upon with employers and employees

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Raising the minimum wage must not be just a political decision, the matter must be agreed upon with employers and employees at the National Trilateral Cooperation Council, as Latvian Employers’ Confederation told LETA. The Employers’ Confederation believes that the decision to increase the minimum wage must be carefully assessed. “Do ministries know how much a higher minimum wage will cost the state and municipal budgets? What effect will it have…

Employers in Latvia will not be allowed to demand foreign language skills from employees for no reason

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Employers in Latvia will not have the right to request foreign language skills from employees if their duties do not include the use of foreign languages. This is provided by amendments to the Labour Law approved by the Saeima in the third and final reading on Thursday, 1 November. If employees’ duties do not include the use of foreign languages, employers will not have the right to deny them the…

25 Ideas for Building Fun into Your Work Setting

Friday, April 6, 2018

1) Hire competent employees who already value fun and have a sense of humor. If you begin with employees who already have humor and fun as part of their personality and style, they will automatically bring these qualities to their job. They will already have the skills you want to nurture throughout the organization. A core of people with strong humor skills is one of the most important keys to…