More than 30 refugees have found jobs in Latvia in past two years

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In two years, more than 30 refugees found jobs in Latvia, but just 18 of them are still working in their jobs, said State Employment Agency director Evita Simsone in an interview with commercial LNT television on December 14.

Simsone said that the agency is dealing with each individual case with great care, learning the family situation of each refugee in order to find the most appropriate job.

She also noted that there are language barriers, even though all of the refugees who have found jobs, have mastered the Latvian language at the lowest level. More than 20 refugees have been learning the language and continue their courses. So far most refugees have found jobs in Riga, but there is a single family who has settled in Jelgava.

As reported, the vast majority of refugees, who arrive in Latvia under the EU relocation scheme, opt to leave the country. 

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