Increased number of permits for employment of foreigners in tourism and catering

first_imgToday, the Government of the Republic of Croatia amended the Decision on determining the annual quota of permits for the employment of foreigners for the calendar year 2018, which increased the number of permits in the tourism and catering sector.State Secretary at the Ministry of Labor and Pension System Majda Burić explained that when determining the annual quota of permits for employment of foreigners for 2018, it was not possible to accurately determine the needs of the economy, so there was a disproportion between the established situation and the required number of permits.Thus, the number of licenses in the field of tourism and catering was increased from 4660 licenses to 8660 licenses.The increase of 4000 permits relates to the occupation of “assistant worker in tourism”, 3000 for new employment and 1000 for seasonal work for up to six months. Also, a large number of license applications were received in the activities of transport, agriculture and forestry, for which the approved quota was also used, so it was proposed to increase the number of seasonal work licenses to 90 days in the profession of “fruit picker” from 500 to 1000 . With the proposed changes to the decision, the total annual quota of permits for 2018 for the employment of foreigners in Croatia increases to 35.500 permits.The needs of the market, the increase of all indicators in the pre-season and the announcement of a more successful tourist season require a larger number of workers, said the Prime Minister of the Republic of Croatia, Andrej Plenković “This creates the preconditions not to put ourselves in a situation where there are too few workers in the hotel and catering industry during the successful tourist season.”, Concluded the Prime Minister.According to the announcements and taking into account that we currently have an interest of employers higher than the number of available approved quotas, we are increasing quotas for employment of foreigners in tourism, points out Tonči Glavina, State Secretary at the Ministry of Tourism, adding that the Ministry of the Interior is responsible for allocating quotas. open hands to redistribute unused quotas from other activities. “These measures are currently necessary in order not to jeopardize the successful completion of the tourist year. The Ministry of Tourism also invests a lot of energy in long-term measures such as promotion programs, scholarships, retraining and competence centers in tourism, for which we have provided significant funds from EU funds. One of our basic goals is to create a large number of new jobs with tourism and, of course, to create the most qualified and best workers for Croatian tourism in Croatia. I thank the Minister of Labor and Pensions, Marko Pavić and his team for their efficiency and very quick reaction.”Glavina concluded.The decision takes effect immediately Due to the certain duration of the procedure for approving and issuing residence and work permits for foreigners, the Government of the Republic of Croatia proposed that the Decision enter into force on the first day after its publication in the Official Gazette so that employers’ requests could be resolved as soon as possible. contracted investments and projects.ANNEX / DECISION ON AMENDMENTS TO THE DECISION ON DETERMINATION OF THE ANNUAL QUOTA OF LICENSES FOR EMPLOYMENT OF FOREIGNERS FOR THE CALENDAR YEAR 2018Related news: MINISTRY OF TOURISM PRESENTED THE CONCEPT OF TOURISM COMPETENCE CENTERSlast_img

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