The number of foreign workers in Lithuania has almost doubled over the past year and is approaching 2 percent of the total workforce in the country.
© DELFI / Kiril Čachovskij

In terms of professions, drivers of heavy vehicles stand out, and the revenue of foreign workers is only slightly below the average revenue of local workers.

There were 24,600 workers from third countries who worked under a permanent or temporary contract and social insurance contributions were paid for them in Lithuania in the second quarter of this year, the latest figures from the country's social insurance fund SoDra show. Their number jumped from 14,100 people last year.

The Finance Minister estimates that the number of foreign workers would grow 0.1 percent next year, SoDra's director Julia Varanauskaite says.

The majority of foreign workers work as truck drivers, cooks, taxi drivers, constructions workers, welders etc.

It is prohibited to copy and republish the text of this publication without a written permission from UAB „BNS“.

Ignitis Group plans to delist its subsidiaries from Nasdaq Vilnius

Lithuania's state-owned energy group Ignitis Grupe (former Lietuvos Energija ) is planning to...

Norwegians press exporters to cut prices amid weakening krone

The weakening of Norway 's krone against the euro has not yet hit Lithuanian exports to the...

Lithuanian Post's board refuse to stay on after ministry orders halt to sale of buildings

Independent members of the management board of Lietuvos Pastas ( Lithuanian Post ) have refused to...

Lithuanian gears up for reconstruction of Via Baltica's section until Polish border

Lithuania's Road Administration is getting ready for the 300 million euro worth reconstruction of...

SAI Global to open Centre of Excellence in Vilnius

A multinational leading provider of integrated risk management solutions, assurance and property...