About 10,000 long-term unemployed have found jobs in the past nine months

In the first nine months of this year 10,150 long-term unemployed people registered with the State Employment Agency (NVA) got jobs, LETA learned from NVA.

The agency said that 6,465 of the unemployed found jobs after completing NVA activities.

NVA reported that in order to ensure faster and more efficient engagement of the long-term jobless people in the job market, the agency continues implementation of the European Social Fund project on support to long-term unemployed. This support measure has been used by more than 380 long-term unemployed, 45 persons have obtained new professional qualifications in 26 new jobs.

The agency’s director Evita Simsone said the agency helps to identify and solve the reasons for the long-term unemployment, including incompliance of professional skills and knowledge with contemporary labor market requirements, lack of motivations and health-related problems.

The support includes consultations of psychologists, career consultants, social workers, teachers, psychiatrists, physiotherapists, ergotherapists, medics.

NVA reported that in early October, there were 15,115 long-term unemployed people registered with the agency or 26.6% of all registered jobless people. At the same time, 58.8% of the long-term unemployed were over the age of 50, and 25% had disabilities.

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