The challenges are there to try to find a solution, and it is found by those who are proactive, courageous and who have a real desire to find a solution. Of course, only one measure can never be effective because it is a complex situation, such as the current problem of labor in tourism, and without a systematic approach to solving problems from multiple sides and a complete strategy, there is no long-term effect. But every step forward and putting together the pieces of the tourist mosaic is commendable, and so is this one.Thus, the city of Pula, in cooperation with the portal Gastroposao.eu, ie through that portal, will mostly subsidize catering and tourist facilities in the sector of small and medium enterprises in the city of Pula in order to quickly and easily “find” supply and demand for quality work. strength in tourism. All with which the incentive measure of subsidizing entrepreneurs from the area of the city of Pula in finding a quality workforce in the hospitality and tourism.”The city of Pula is continuously finding ways to help develop industries that provide new jobs and increase living standards. Thus, we recognized the need to create a simple and exact measure that will help entrepreneurs find a quality workforce. We are aware that this task is not easy, but we are of the opinion that in this way we will directly increase employment, create profit and income and raise the overall quality of gastronomy.”Said Boris Miletić, the mayor of Pula, noting that the only condition is that the beneficiary of the measure is from the area of the city of Pula.The initiative itself started spontaneously, they pointed out at the press conference, because both the City of Pula and Gastroposao.eu were looking for a solution on how to help the sector – simply, quickly and without additional paperwork. It is known that the problem of finding quality workers has hit tourism and catering the hardest, while the existing measures of the CES and other institutions are not so practical and difficult to give quick results, so we started this kind of cooperation.Gastroposao.eu is a professional portal in the Horeca sector and the only portal in Croatia that specializes in finding jobs in the hospitality industry. The project is designed in such a way that Gastroposao.eu provides logistical assistance, in announcing tenders on the portal itself, and through social networks, as well as to proactively address the need for manpower of a particular facility throughout Croatia.All interested parties from the area of the city of Pula will be able to apply for the tenders, and the action will be additionally followed by marketing. It is important to emphasize that intermediaries are avoided within this project because the employer and the employee communicate directly with each other. In this pilot project, the City of Pula participates in subsidizing the costs of individual tenders and advertising for each entrepreneur, while entrepreneurs will participate in the costs symbolically – only 100 kuna and will be positioned on the portal as a major prominent advertiser for 30 days. This approach helps caterers, small and medium-sized enterprises to actively participate in the labor market with minimal investment and more easily find a quality workforce.According to information from the Association of Craftsmen, 227 crafts are engaged in tourism and catering in the city of Pula, ie 484 in the former municipality of Pula, and it is estimated that the city lacks about 150 quality employees in the industry, not counting the needs of large tourist houses operating in the city. Pula, which are also significant.
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