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Agrokor Employs 1000 New Young People

Agrokor's "Work to Overcome the Crisis" initiative attracts great interest

Agrokor Employs 1000 New Young People

Pursuant to the "Work to Overcome the Crisis" initiative, Agrokor companies (Konzum, Jamnica, Ledo, Belje, PIK Vrbovec, PIK Vinkovci and Agrolaguna) published an announcement on 16 March 2011 offering 3-month employment of 1,000 young people of different professions and education levels. As the initiative aims to provide initial work experience, candidates were eligible if they had no work experience or less than a year of it. 15,613 applications were received in just a week, after which the deadline for applications expired. After the selection procedure was completed on 13 April 2011, 1,000 people were employed across Croatia, from Vukovar to Dubrovnik. The candidate base created in the process is very valuable and will be used in future employment processes. On 14 April 2011, a meeting was arranged between the new employees and the Board of Directors and management of the Agrokor concern led by the President Ivica Todorić. On the occasion, the President of the Agrokor concern said to the new employees: "People are the greatest asset of any business, company or country. Although these are limited-period employments, our greatest wish is that you try to remain with us by putting in your work and efforts and advance professionally." The words of young Iva Balaban (24) employed at the Super Konzum in Sisak are perhaps the best demonstration of how much the opportunity provided means: "I am from Petrinja where it is almost impossible to find a job. I was very happy and excited when they contacted me after the interview and told me I was among the few hundred young people who were given the opportunity to work at Konzum. I like the job at the Super Konzum in Sisak very much and would like to remain part of the team. I explore all tasks and the environment in which I have arrived with great interest." Giving young people the opportunity to acquire their initial work experience is of great importance for their personal development and attainment of full readiness for current economic challenges. The "Work to Overcome the Crisis" initiative is Agrokor’s response to the complex economic situation and also the single largest employment campaign in the Republic of Croatia.