Lithuania’s economy and employment has been growing steadily in past years. The country has increasingly shifted towards becoming a knowledge-based economy, with the biotechnology sector offering a prominent example of substantial high-tech jobs creation. The government has implemented policies designed to improve the quality and accessibility of vocational guidance services, both in order to ensure that people in the labour force acquire the skills needed to support the economy, and to assist young people in making a fast and sustainable transition from the education system into the labour market.
As well as other Baltic countries, Lithuania faces an ageing challenge and both employment and working age population (15-64) are forecasted to decline over the period to 2030. Sectors offering most new job opportunities in the future will be financial services, ICT services and accommodation & food. The occupations with most new jobs openings will be legal & social associate professionals, office professionals and construction workers. More than two thirds of all job openings (including replacements for vacated jobs) till 2030 will be for high level qualifications. Like other former Eastern bloc countries with strong secondary education, Lithuania offers relatively little opportunities for people with low qualifications.