Today, 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 CENTERS
Theo Riddick is heading to Denver.The Broncos announced they signed the running back Sunday, one week after the Lions released him. We’ve signed RB Theo Riddick.— Denver Broncos (@Broncos) August 4, 2019According to KUSA-TV, which cited an unidentified league source, Riddick is slated to make $2.5 million with $1 million guaranteed from a one-year deal. He could make $3.3 million with incentives.To make room for Riddick, the Broncos placed defensive lineman Billy Wynn on injured reserve. Related News Riddick was primarily used as a receiving tailback last season, which would alert defenses to the Lions’ playcalling with him. He also wasn’t as efficient with his catches toward the end of his time in Detroit.The 28-year-old spent six seasons with the Lions, where he logged 288 carries for 1,023 rushing yards and five TDs.He’s also caught 285 balls for 2,238 yards and 14 TDs. NFL Hall of Fame Game 2019: Three takeaways from Broncos’ win over Falcons Broncos’ Drew Lock calls debut against Falcons a ‘learning game’ After Detroit cut Riddick, he met with the Saints along with the Broncos and decided between the two teams.Riddick is expected to ease the workload for Phillip Lindsay and Royce Freeman in his new role. Coach Vic Fangio said the team plans to hit the ground running with him when he joins the squad.“Right now he’s going to get thrown in the mix,” Fangio told reporters after practice Sunday. “He’s had a good history in his career of being a good receiver out of the backfield and a good threat in that way. Obviously, we’ll see if we can fit him in that way and he still has that going for him. He’s been a good receiver. I’ve seen him play the last four years in the same division and he had a couple good routes here today.”With the addition of Riddick, this could mean Devontae Booker’s role with the team is in question, with him and Riddick competing for the rest of the preseason for the third running back position.