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.
The USC men’s and women’s tennis teams have found similar success over the last few years — success due in large part to two players.Captains of their respective squads, junior Steve Johnson and senior Maria Sanchez have quietly risen to the top.Top-notch talent · Junior Steve Johnson has helped lead the Trojans to a Pac-10 championship and a 21-2 mark during the regular season. Now, he is looking to lead USC to its third-consecutive NCAA title. – Daily Trojan file photo Between March 14 and April 11, both were atop the collegiate tennis hierarchy, making NCAA history as the first male and female ranked No. 1 from the same school.“I feel really fortunate and honored to be a part of this,” Sanchez said. “I know Steve’s a great player and works really hard too, so it’s great that we can both be number one together.”Sanchez is now ranked No. 2, while Johnson has stayed at the No. 1 spot.Individually, they are two of the most accomplished athletes at USC.In his freshman and sophomore seasons, Johnson and the team won back-to-back national championships, bringing the crown home to the Trojans for the first time since 2002. This year, with a 21-2 overall record and Pac-10 championship, the team is poised for a three-peat.Johnson, who co-captains the Trojans with senior Jaak Poldma, is undefeated this season. The journey to the top has been tough, but Johnson has proved time and again he is up to the challenge.“Coming into college was a big wake up call,” Johnson said. “I realized that talent and what you did in the past doesn’t mean much. I learned to have a work ethic.”And he learned quickly. USC men’s coach Peter Smith praised Johnson’s dedication and determination, and said he is always eager to improve his game.“You don’t win national championships without special people, and he’s as special as they come,” Smith said.Sanchez, in her final season with the Women of Troy, captains her team. She, too, has worked hard to get to the top. Sanchez played at No. 5 her freshman season and would work her way up the ladder to finally land the No. 1 spot her junior season.“When I first found out I was No. 1, it was definitely a relief,” Sanchez said. “This is where I feel like I should be right now. But it’s really just a ranking. I’m trying to focus on the process and getting better.”USC women’s coach Richard Gallien was quick to emphasize Sanchez’ progress, crediting her passion as what separates her from the rest.“She has a ferocious desire,” Gallien said. “Not everyone has got the courage to put themselves on the line every day.”Aside from their many accomplishments, what is perhaps most impressive about Johnson’s and Sanchez’s respective games is their humility. Their modesty, leadership and undeniable skill, has earned them both an unquestionable respect among teammates.“When we were playing well together, I felt that we were unstoppable,” said freshman Ray Sarmiento, who started the season playing at No. 1 doubles with Johnson. “He is kind of a mentor to me and I’m learning from him.”Junior Alison Ramos, who has played alongside Sanchez for nearly three seasons, was just as impressed.“There’s passion when she plays,” Ramos said. “She is a fighter. She really pushes the importance of family and team, and she really wants us to come together.”Through it all, Sanchez and Johnson have stayed grounded, competing with a love for the game and remembering the sport relies just as much on teamwork.“Individual success is not much unless you have a group of people to share it with,” Johnson said. “Two of the greatest moments of my life were winning the national titles and being able to just go hug a bunch of my friends.”Johnson and Sanchez have accomplished much while donning the cardinal and gold, both individually and with their teammates, but there’s still more they’d like to do.“I’m hoping to get a couple more national titles,” Johnson said. “That’s been the goal from day one.”Sanchez expressed similar sentiments.“To win a team national championship, that’d be most important to me,” Sanchez said.