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Lithuania is a country in the Baltic region of Europe and lies on the eastern shore of the Baltic Sea. It is known as a rapidly growing hub for information and communication technologies, and it’s becoming a centre of excellence in IT solutions, software development, fintech and worldwide renowned startups.
55.89 billion USD
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Top Tech Cities in Lithuania
The capital and largest city of Lithuania
Companies outsourcing from vilnius: IBM, EY, Deloitte, PwC
Top industries for Native Team building: Software Development, IT Services, Outsourcing
Popular destinations: Trakai Island Castle, Uzupis, Hales Market
Famous for: Gediminas Castle Tower, Gates of Dawn, Vilnius Cathedral
The second largest city of Lithuania
Companies outsourcing from kaunas: KAYAK, Hostinger International, Unity
Top industries for Native Team building: IT Services, Consulting
Popular destinations: Devils Museum, Laisves Aleja, Santakos Park
Famous for: Kaunas Castle, Old Town, Pazaislis Monastery
Lithuanian port city with a German-style Old Town
Companies outsourcing from klaipėda: KPMG, Siemens, Yazaki, MailerLite
Top industries for Native Team building: Development, IT Services
Popular destinations: Friedrich Passage, Dane Park, Black Ghost Statue
Famous for: Lithuanian Sea Museum, Memel Castle ruins, Sculpture Park
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Facts about hiring in lithuania
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According to the Lithuanian law, all employment contracts must be delivered in written form for all employees. Usually, contracts are offered for an indefinite period. Fixed-term contracts are possible for either two years or five years — the length depends on how many functions the employee will perform. Nonetheless, fixed-term contracts for permanent roles cannot exceed 20 percent of a company’s total contracts.
In Lithuania, the standard working week consists of 8 hours a day, 5 days a week. Some employees, like those in healthcare, childcare or some communication services, can work up to 24 consecutive hours.
Employees in Lithuania are entitled to a minimum of 4 weeks vacation time annually and take at least 14 days at a time. Moreover, Lithuania celebrates 13 public holidays for which the employees are given a day off.
Lithuanian mothers receive 70 days of maternity leave before the birth and another 56 days afterward. They are entitled to the maternity leave allowance, which is paid through the State Social Insurance Fund.
Employees in Lithuania are entitled to a sick leave. For the first two days of illness, they should receive 80 to 100 percent of their usual pay, from the third through the seventh day of illness, they are entitled to 40 percent of their pay and after that, they receive sick pay of 80 percent through Lithuania’s State Social Insurance Fund.