RIGA - At the end of this past October, there were 7,069 Ukrainian citizens working in Latvia, most of which, 485 people, were working in public catering, as the State Revenue Service informed LETA.
224 of the Ukrainians employed in public catering were cooks.
The largest numbers of Ukrainians, mostly women, work at catering companies in Riga and Pieriga.
Public catering is followed by the construction and retail trade industries, which employ 331 and 304 Ukrainian citizens respectively.
President of the Latvian Restaurant Association Janis Jenzis told LETA that the catering industry had always been open to people of different ages and nationalities. "We in the catering industry are happy to be able to contribute to support for the Ukrainian people," he said.
The Latvian Restaurant Association was established at the end of 2017 to increase Latvian restaurants' competitiveness.