Photo: Delfi most Often, the Ukrainians are held builders and drivers

Pouring out of Ukraine the inflow of workers forced the government to revise requirements for employment of foreigners. Most of the innovation will affect the Ukrainian drivers and builders.

Labor immigration from Ukraine to Lithuania have become so widespread that the government of Lithuania has decided to set quotas for foreign workers in some professions. This was stated by Vice-Chancellor Deividas, Matulenis, said on Wednesday, may 16, Interfax-Ukraine.

“We can begin the process of displacement from the labour market our citizens because it is cheaper labor,” said Matulenis to BNS news Agency after a Cabinet meeting on Wednesday.

According to him, now this issue is most relevant because of the growth in the number of Ukrainian drivers and builders.

Quotas do not apply to specialists with high qualifications . The quotas would meet the Ministry of social security and labour, it is also planned to involve experts from the Center for research monitoring and analysis.

Specific proposals will be extended until Oct.

Also, the government has decided to tighten the procedure for travel of citizens of third countries in Lithuania is expected to return to the system of work permits.

The Cabinet of Ministers of Lithuania has decided to facilitate the arrival of citizens of the United States, Japan, South Korea, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, in respect of them will apply requirements similar to those put forward by the citizens of the European Union.

In General, during the first four months of 2018 arrived in Lithuania for more than 12 thousand immigrants. Compared to previous years this figure had doubled.

Last year working visas or residence permits on the basis of employment was provided to nearly 34.5 thousand foreigners, from them about 20 thousand – the citizens of Ukraine.

Earlier it was reported that in Lithuania doubled the number of migrant workers from Ukraine. Most often Ukrainians are held by drivers, builders and workers.

As reported, Lithuania has detained a Russian truck with 14 illegal immigrants.

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