Thursday, July 23, 2009


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Institute for Workplace Studies----------------- Professor Samuel B. Bacharach
School of Industrial & Labor Relations
-------- Director, Institute for Workplace Studies
Cornell University
16 East 34th Street, 4th floor
---------------------- Stuart Basefsky
New York, NY 10016
-------------------------------Director, IWS News Bureau

European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Dublin Foundation)

Employment growth and skills needs in selected sectors in Latvia: Background paper [23 July 2009]

Author: Eurofound
Summary: This paper looks at a number of sectors which are important for the Latvian economy, such as electromechanical engineering, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, computers, transport and health and social work. It draws on the European Commission's comprehensive sectoral analysis of emerging competencies and economic activities conducted in 2008­2009 in cooperation with Eurofound. For this background paper, Eurofound has highlighted results that are of particular relevance for Latvia.

Introduction 1
Electromechanical engineering 2
Chemicals, pharmaceuticals, rubber and plastic products 10
Non-metallic materials 17
Computer, electronic and optical products 23
Transport and logistics 33
Health and social care 39
Patterns of employment expansion in Latvia, 1998­2006 46
References 51

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