Refugees en route to learning Latvian, finding jobs

One of the refugees who've arrived to Latvia under the EU relocation scheme in the last few months, has landed a job in the service sector, while ten more are learning Latvian, Inese Kalvāne, head of the State Employment Agency, told Latvian Television Thursday.

According to Kalvāne, sixty refugees had attended the agency's lecture about job opportunities in Latvia. Of these, twelve have registered at the agency.

Four of them will be taking their Latvian exam shortly, while another six are learning Latvian.

Three of the refugees registered at the agency, according to Kalvāne, are women who don't want to find a job as they're concerned about looking after their children.

So far, Latvia has admitted around 50 people under the EU-wide relocation program, but has in principle agree to take in more than 500 refugees.

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