Lithuania's Ministry of National Defence will ask the government allow setting up additional 220 posts for public servants and employees. Additional workforce is required to handle reinstated conscription, growing number of exercises and plans to establish NATO headquarters.
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All of the civilians would be contractual employees, the Defence Ministry said.

The new employees are needed to perform medical check-ups of the mandatory initial service, selection and conscription procedures, catering, support and procurement procedures, as well as other functions.

The NATO integration unit, which is under establishment in Lithuania, will also need several civilian positions, namely, a translator and an infrastructure specialist.

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