Degree in history, Latvian University, Riga, 1979.
Teacher, occupational & secondary schools, Ogre, Latvia, 1975-1979; inspector, State Committee Occupl. Education, Riga, 1979-1983; division head, State Committee Labor & Social Affairs, Riga, 1984-1989; deputy department director, Ministry Economics, Riga, 1989-1990; director labour department, Ministry Welfare, Riga, 1990-1991; vice minister, Ministry Welfare, Riga, 1991-1992; state minister labour, Ministry Welfare, Riga, 1992-1994; minister welfare, deputy prime minister, Ministry Welfare, Riga, 1994-1995; state minister of labor, Ministry of Labour, since 1995.
He is a member of the Latvian Way political party.
Andris Bērziņš is an Honorary Member of The International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation.
Married Daina Teilane, October 5, 1974. Children: Artis, Elina.