Lithuania - Emigration leads to shortages of skilled labour - January 31, 2017

Emigration remains one of the biggest challenges, especially as there is a shortage of skilled workers. Unemployment stands at 8% and salaries rise faster than productivity, which might hurt competitiveness. According to the International Organisation for Migration Vilnius office, economic reasons are major concerns of the migrants, combined with factors like the lack of social security and justice, no trust in the state, demeaning attitudes of employers toward employees as well as better work opportunities abroad.

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