Find a Job
If you want a job in Lithuania, first, visit the website of the Labour Exchange, or come to any of its structural units, where you'll receive free information and answers to your questions. You may also check the website of the EURES, European Employment Service or contact recruitment agencies.
As of 2010, European recruitment agencies may not charge home or abroad recruitment services directly or indirectly, which creates equal conditions for all and makes easier access to labour market.
Before starting a job in Lithuania, you are recommended to consult the Labour Code, the main document regulating employment, including recruitment, holidays, working time, wages and other benefits and compensations schemes.
The situation of the Lithuanian labour market is monitored by the Labour Exchange Office, which consults both job-seekers as well as job-givers.
Labour exchange services are available also for those holding a job: they can view the Exchange's website for jobs on offer, access independent information retrieval terminals, participate in career guidance events, learn how to write curriculum vitae (CV) and publish it on the Labour Exchange website or check the already posted job offers. Job search systems have also been customized to the needs of academic youth or the seniors.
Labour exchange offices operate in all municipalities.
EURES is the European Employment Service. Its mission is to ensure the free movement of workers within the European Economic Area. The consultants provide free consultations regarding the work abroad, inform about job vacancies, help to write applications, curriculum vitae (CV). EURES services are available to employers looking for workers abroad.
European Employment Service database compiles and regularly updates information on living and working and learning conditions, education and living costs, legislation, tax systems in different countries.
To make use of the EURES services one does not need not be registered with the Labour Exchange. Lithuania has ten offices operating across the country; they are located in the county centres of local labour exchange offices.
Recruitment agencies may not charge home or abroad recruitment services directly or indirectly. It is provided for by the European Parliament and Council Directive 2006/123/EC on services in the internal market. Since 2010, this directive has been transposed in the Lithuanian legislation, and the list of entities entitled to provide services of an employment agency has been extended.
Lithuanian Labour Code has been compiled following the practice in other European countries. It consists of three parts: general provisions, collective industrial labour relations, and provisions regulating individual labour relations. The document covers individual employment issues, work and leisure-time conditions, wages, benefits, and compensations, labour discipline, liability, safety and health conditions, employment dispute resolution procedures, contract samples.
The State Labour Inspectorate oversees the issues of employment and remuneration.