Growing demand, investing in new facilities and expanding the supply of existing facilities has led to an increase in demand for labor and that is why for the fourth year in a row we are organizing Job Days in tourism as a meeting place for employers and employees looking for work, said Tourism Minister Gari Cappelli. in his introductory speech at the opening ceremony and added: Job Days in Tourism are a joint project of the Ministries of Labor and Pension System and the Ministry of Tourism, the Croatian Employment Service and partners of the Croatian Tourist Board, the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, the Croatian Chamber of Crafts, the Croatian Employers ‘Association and the Hotel Employers’ Association. to connect employers with unemployed persons, in order to engage seasonal workers in direct contact for the upcoming tourist season. This year, the need to hire over 9.000 seasonal workers was presented by 65 employers that include large hotel houses and other employers who employ a large number of seasonal workers during the tourist season. Yesterday in Osijek, in the Gradski vrt hall, the fourth “Business Days in Tourism “. “I am glad that the first such meeting is being held in Slavonia, which is growing in tourist demand from year to year, together with the rest of the continental part of Croatia, which has an annual growth rate of 7 to 10 percent. That is why I will be glad when we have the opportunity to see the domestic workforce that is employed on the Croatian continent and here provides welcome and hospitality to guests throughout the year. An increasing number of tourists visiting Croatia give high marks for the hospitality of our tourist staff, and Slavonia is a region known for retaining the authentic charm of the locals, true hospitality and excellent gastronomy that delights every visitor. I believe that today’s meeting will enable visitors to find the desired employment with the employer, which will provide them with stimulating working conditions and enable them to further improve, advance and become the best promoters of Croatian tourism among our guests.” said Minister Cappelli. The permanent seasonal measure has been used by 13.300 people in the last three years Zagreb and Split follow “This is the result of a series of activities carried out with the aim of activating the unemployed and providing labor for the tourist season such as educating the unemployed to work during the tourist season, with special emphasis on learning foreign languages to increase the quality of tourism services. The already mentioned permanent seasonal measure aims to provide financial support to workers who are employed only during the season. This extremely successful measure is available to employers from all industries that have the characteristics of seasonal business, and in the last three years it has been used by more than 13.300 people. “, concluded the Minister of Labor and Pension System Josip Aladrović. It is from Slavonian counties that a significant number of seasonal workers come, almost 6 people during 2019, because Slavonians are recognized as a quality workforce for which there is a significant interest of employers, as evidenced by the large number of exhibitors. After Osijek, the “Days of Business in Tourism” will be held on January 22, 2020 in Zagreb and on January 31, 2020 in Split. Participation in all three locations of the event was registered by 85 employers, and it is estimated that the events will be attended by a total of about 12 thousand visitors, unemployed people, vocational school students, students and all others interested in seasonal work in the tourist season.
LONDON, England (Reuters) – Venus Williams became the oldest woman in 23 years to reach a Wimbledon final as she defied her age and a despondent home crowd to inflict a crushing defeat on British hope Johanna Konta yesterday.Eight years after her last Wimbledon final and more than two decades since Martina Navratilova became the last 37-year-old to reach the same stage, Williams produced the sort of attacking performance that led her to five titles in her heyday.Her 6-4, 6-2 semi-final win over the Briton was a clinical execution and set up a Saturday showdown with Garbine Muguruza, whose own ruthless demolition of Magdalena Rybarikova whetted the appetite for an intriguing final.It will be Williams’ ninth at Wimbledon and the stage for a potential eighth grand slam crown and, having defied the odds to reach this point, few would now bet against her.Konta was looking to become the first British woman to reach the Wimbledon final since Virginia Wade in 1977, but her hopes were crushed as Williams picked her off at crucial points.The American, who has dropped only one set all tournament, was too strong for her opponent from the baseline and was able to produce booming serves whenever Konta threatened.After initially going toe-to-toe with Williams, Konta was unable to generate any sort of sustained pressure and ended the contest a clear second-best, losing eight of the final 10 games.She saved two match points before Williams finally ended her resistance with a devilish forehand that flew past the Briton and left the American to twirl in celebration on Centre Court.“You can play this game for a while if you love it; you put in the work and stay healthy,” Williams, who was beaten by sister Serena in January’s Australian Open final, told reporters.“I’ve played some good tennis in different points of my life. I think it’s wonderful to have the opportunity to play well and to be strong and have experience. Experience can either work against you or for you. I like to think it’s working for me.”Konta’s one chance to upset Williams came in the ninth game of the first set when the Briton crafted two break points.It proved only a fleeting window of opportunity, however, as Williams saved the first with a backhand winner and launched a 106 mph second serve to snuff out the second.That was as good as it got for Konta, who was immediately broken in the next game to cede the opening set and then twice more in the second, as Williams wrapped up victory over her sixth-seeded opponent in an hour and 13 minutes.“She dictated the match from the very first ball till the very last one,” Konta said. “I think she just showed her true qualities and why she’s a five-time champion here, just a true champion that she is.”