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Lack of workforce is starting to choke the Estonian economy

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This is all very well to see all these proposals being tabled, but I fail to see any serious nationwide realistic initiative to implement any of them.

Allowing more immigrant professionals into the country is a case in point. Almost everybody agrees it's a solution, but nothing is happening. Reply to the comment answer
~Thinker [12.02.2013, 12:38]
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There are 90,000 workers on disability? That number seems very high. The entire Estonian workforce is around 650,000, so that means almost 15% of working-age Estonians are on disability.

By comparison, in the US, the percentage is just under 7%. Reply to the comment answer
~ameeriklane [12.02.2013, 15:33]
Imagine that there are 3 million Brits in the UK who have never worked a day in their lives and live on benefits. Nothing surprises me anymore in Europe.
~??? [12.02.2013, 20:44]
Why high? Have you checked alcohol and cigarette stats plus STDS. It is accurate when you take dives like Narva into account.
~toooox boooo [12.02.2013, 22:13]
You should know, esti=NO.You used to live out that way until You were kicked out by Your ex!
~LOL [12.02.2013, 22:27]
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Agreed. Notice how her only proposal regarding immigration was do it via AIESEC. That's for university students. What if employers need people with more work experience, or people with specialized skills not taught in university (like ship repair). Reply to the comment answer
~ameeriklane [12.02.2013, 15:35]
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I heard Äripäev had a story that half of specialist welders in one of companies of BLRT ship repair company left, affecting the company's future. Let's hope it will be on BBN as follow up to this one? Reply to the comment answer
~Concerned [12.02.2013, 18:23]
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The B2 language requirements is THE problem. I have taught for 30+yrs in Australia & cant get a job here because of the language. I have just completed the A2 language course and don't think that I will ever master B2... it is just too difficult for me to master. So unemployed but wanting a job!? Reply to the comment answer
~phil moore [13.02.2013, 09:44]
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