Lack of manpower in tourism is a serious problem for which there is no one-time solution

first_imgOVI in October 2018 increased by 15,4 percent compared to the same month last year, which, after 10,8 percent growth in July, is the lowest annual growth rate recorded in the last two years.However, as the Institute of Economics in Zagreb points out, this data speaks more about the already noticed effect of the high base for calculating the annual growth rate, which we have been monitoring since July this year, than about the real slowdown in the growth rate of labor demand. high levels. Compared to the previous month, the seasonally adjusted index grew by 5,0 percent, which indicates a short-term strengthening of labor demand.“Comparing the demand for occupations with October 2017, it can be seen that the largest contribution to the growth of demand in the last year was recorded by the occupations teacher, salesman and warehouseman.. In terms of distribution by type of contract, they had the largest contribution to the growth of demand for a certain period of time, while the largest negative contribution was made by vocational training without employment, the number of which decreased by as much as 38,2 percent. ” conclude from the Zagreb Institute of Economics.The most common type of employment offered in October was in the area of ​​central Croatia for the position of a salesman with a secondary education and a fixed-term contract was offered.Lack of labor in the hospitality industry, increased demand for employment of foreign workers, the most sought after sellers with a fixed-term contract… the market is in chaosOn the other hand, the Association of Zagreb Caterers points out that in the first nine months of 2018, chefs (782) and waiters (1493) were most in demand in the city of Zagreb. The fact that only 272 (35%) chef jobs and 796 (53%) waiter jobs have been completed speaks in favor of the growing problem of staff shortages.HUP: This year, the greatest need was expressed for the employment of foreign workersToday, the Croatian Employers’ Association submitted to the Ministry of Labor and Pension System the collected needs of its members for the employment of foreign workers in 2019. HUP points out that this year the greatest need for employment of foreign workers has been expressed so far, which indicates an increase in the trend of labor shortage in Croatia. The greatest needs are expressed in the activities of tourism and catering, trade, construction, metal and manufacturing industries. In addition to the increased need of employers for new employment, HUP also detected increased needs for seasonal work among its members.Lack of manpower in tourism, but also in all other industries is a serious problem for which there is no one-time solution. No Competence Centers will help, which are a commendable project, but which had to be active 20 years ago, and especially the import of cheap labor hiring foreign workers. On the other hand, it is clear to everyone how salaries must be raised, and that the State must simply react with a much lower tax and other burden on the overall business.It is common knowledge that if the tax burden is high, it slows down economic development as well as increases the gray market. The less taxes and the general burden on business, the better the economy, and thus the filling of the state budget. Thus, increasing levies and taxes reduces consumption and stifles the economy, ie business development, and thus creates a budget deficit, regardless of the tax increase.For the next tourist season, Croatian tourism will lack a minimum of 15 skilled workers, and some projections say up to 20.000 workers.The situation with the lack of workers in the strongest Croatian industry is all the more absurd since this year the students chose mostly vocational occupations when enrolling in the first grade, but the available number of places was not in line with the interest of students. So this year more than 3.800 students wanted to study to be a chef, and only 1.200 were enrolled. 705 students will be educated for the profession of waiter, but the interest was much higher compared to the available quotas, a total of 2160 students.Again, the education system has not changed for decades and is not even close to the level of the 21st century, let alone today’s demand and standards in the market and the impact of new trends. Students learn how to be a waiter for three years, and they don’t know three foreign languages, they are not bartenders, sommelier, baristas… I wonder what the education system has been doing for three years and what is the point of the whole story? And yet, in the market everyone can be and is a waiter, and no additional knowledge and education is valued. Crazy, confused, but nowhere normal. Sbut once it has no long-term effect, and there is no magic wand that will evaporate the bad moves of the last 10 years. The market is in chaos, with various extremes, and somehow the most talked about is only the import of foreign labor, which may in the short term plug holes for employers, but in the long run create even deeper chaos in the entire labor market and have various negative consequences. In the economy, everything is connected, and we need to look very well at how a measure will affect the market, both positively and negatively, and therefore there is no one-time solution, but a comprehensive reform of the entire system.But obviously we haven’t hit rock bottom yet, to finally start taking all the challenges seriously.last_img read more

USC was justified in storming the field

first_img“Any Given Saturday” runs on Thursdays, ironically. To explain to Nick how this makes no sense, or comment on this column, email him at [email protected] or visit Nick on Twitter @NickMBurton I thought I was going to be upset.When the clock hit triple zeros Saturday, and the student section emptied quicker than the 9-0 after undercover cops arrive, I have to admit I was a little surprised, and briefly a little miffed.“This is USC,” I thought. “USC doesn’t rush the field. USC should never rush the field. USC expects — or at least should expect — to beat everyone.”Think about how backwards this sentence is: “USC fans stormed the field after the unranked Trojans upset No. 5 Stanford.” What? USC fans stormed the field? USC was unranked and Stanford was fifth? Backwards — that’s the only way to describe it.The college football universe was simultaneously flipped right side up and further upside down on Saturday. For USC (11 national championships, six Heisman Trophy winners, .706 winning percentage) to be that thrilled after beating Stanford (one national title, one Heisman winner, .573 winning percentage) just seems wrong. And in many ways it is. But not on Saturday.The saying goes, “Act like you’ve been there before.” I certainly quote it a lot. USC has beaten Stanford roughly two out of every three times they’ve played. In that respect, USC had certainly “been there.” But this was about more than that. As has often been pointed out in the days since, USC hadn’t really been there. Not in this way.No current student or player knew what it was like to beat Stanford. USC hadn’t beaten them at home since 2005. The Trojans had never before lost four straight games to the Cardinal — no one knew what it was like to beat them after that.So no, I wasn’t upset. How could I — or anyone other than an old curmudgeon — be?The last time students stormed the Coliseum field, as best anyone can remember, was 1999, when USC knocked off UCLA for the first time in nine years. But that scene, to hear it described, didn’t compare to Saturday. For a scene like that, you have to go back to 1996, when the Trojans beat Notre Dame after 13 years of failure — and one tie — against the Irish.The Irish were ranked 10th on that November evening, a 27-20 overtime win for the Trojans. The Bruins were unranked in 1999. The Cardinal, of course, were ranked fifth. But as 1999 shows, the ranking isn’t what’s important. USC fans didn’t storm the field because the Trojans beat a good team. They stormed because the Trojans beat a team that had their number.As ABC’s Brent Musberger asked co-commentator Kirk Herbstreit after the game, while surveying the sea of cardinal and gold on the field below them, “Is there anything better than college football?”That’s a debate for another time. But that Saturday, on that field, the answer was exactly as Herbstreit gave it: “Nothing.” There is something about college sports that bonds players and fans in a way that professional sports simply cannot match.Coach Orgeron has his line: “One team, one heartbeat.” But there’s one more clause that should be added to that. “One team, one heartbeat, one Trojan family.” Corny as it might sound, that’s how I felt trying to pick my way through the mayhem that ensued on that field.And as vexed as I initially was when I saw the student section start to empty, the sheer jubilation that surrounded me made that feeling go away almost instantly. And it wasn’t about beating the No. 5 team in the country — I still believe that USC, being USC, should expect to do that. As I wrote last week, it was about something else. It was about restoring order in the college football world. It was about finally, finally, beating “Stanfurd.”last_img read more

Double Title of Šetkić in Antalya

first_imgThe B&H tennis player Aldin Šetkić won the double title at the ITF Tournament in Antalya, Turkey, which is worth 10.000 Dollars.In the final match of the singles, Šetkić, who is on the ATP list at 323rd place, beat Julien Obry from France (486th place) with 6:3, 7:5.The 26 year old from Sarajevo won the second title in doubles with Tomislav Brkić. The B&H pair beat the Dutch-Lithuanian duo Alban Mueffels and Lukas Mugevicius with 6:2, 6:1.(Source: Fena)last_img