Mission and functions

The main functions of Lithuania PES are:

  • Provides labour market services that are defined in law on employment of Lithuania of republic and imply active labour market policy measures and employment promotion programs established by this law;
  • Establishes criteria and procedures for selection of jobseekers participation in active labor market policy measures and selection criteria and procedures for employers wishing to implement active labor market policies;
  • Carries out monitoring of labour market and consolidation in the country and its regions;
  • Together with municipal institutions, regional development councils, socials partners are considering and submitting proposals to the Ministry of Social Security and Labor on measures to address employment challenges in the context of the specificities of the region;
  • Grants the status of social enterprise and provides the state aid to them in accordance with the procedure established by the Law on Social Enterprises of the Republic of Lithuania.
  • Organizes the implementation of employment and social guarantees of the state enterprise Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant for the dismissed employees according to the procedure established by the Law on Additional Employment and Social Guarantees of the Employees;
  • Organize and coordinate the provision of profession rehabilitation services in accordance with the procedure established by the Law on the Social Integration of the Disabled;
  • Issue work permits in the Republic of Lithuania and take decisions in accordance with the procedure established by the Law on the Legal Status of Aliens of the Republic of Lithuania;
  • Register the redundancies in the group;
  • According to regional policy priorities approved by the Government and the regional development plans approved by the Regional Development Council prepares and approves the programs of implementation of active labour market policy measures for the current year and publishes the publicly;
  • Performs other function assigned to it by legal acts.