Valamar Riviera employs 1200 new seasonal employees

first_imgValamar Riviera is a leading tourist company that can accommodate about 30 guests a day in its 15 hotels and resorts and 55.000 camping resorts along the Adriatic coast – in Istria, on the islands of Krk and Rab and in Dubrovnik, which is about 12 percent of total categorized accommodation in Croatia. The knowledge, professionalism and hard work of their 4.900 employees are the foundation of service excellence, sustainability and business growth.Also, Valamar Riviera is among the Top 5 employers in Croatia and has been named the best tourism company. That this is an employer that is attractive to seasonal workers is confirmed by the data on high returns – almost 65 percent of seasonal workers return to work at Valamar from year to year, and the company increases the number of permanent contracts from year to year. Thus, in 2016, 64 employees received permanent employment, and in 2017 another 178.Valamar for My job reveals the profile of the desired candidates and which job positions of seasonal workers it employs in the new tourist season.Which staff do you need the most for uninterrupted business in the 2017 season, and which job positions will the candidates offer at the Tourism Job Fair? For the upcoming tourist season, we are looking for more professional, hard-working and motivated people to work in a dynamic environment in tourist facilities. For successful business in the 2017 season, Valamar Riviera will employ 1200 new employees. We have the most vacancies in the food and beverage department (cook, assistant chef, kitchen worker, waiter, assistant waiter, waiter) in the household department (maid, cleaner), at the reception (receptionist, assistant receptionist, londiner), in the technical service and maintenance (homemaker, gardener, warehouse worker, driver), in sports (pool guards, sports workers), in the reservation center (sales associate in the reservation center), at info points (Perfect Experience Creator associate) and in animation.Photo: Valamar RivieraDo you offer seasonal workers secured accommodation? Valamar provides free accommodation to all seasonal workers who come to our destinations from different counties throughout Croatia, and from this year the quality of accommodation is further enhanced by the construction of “Valamar Staff Residence” centers in Dubrovnik (fully functional in 2018) on the island. Krk and Rabac (in Istria).It is part of the overall concern for the quality of life and working conditions, which is continuously worked on in order to satisfy employees.The premises are modernly decorated, everything is adapted to the needs of workers, and ensure maximum comfort of accommodation, mostly in single and double rooms. All rooms have a private bathroom with toilet, are equipped with comfortable furniture and have their own TV and refrigerator. The kitchen and dining room are intended for shared use and are equipped with a stove, refrigerator with freezer, microwave and other kitchen utensils. In a separate room that is also shared, there are washing, drying and ironing machines, and their use is, of course, free for all employees. Special attention was paid to the arrangement of the room for rest and socializing, so in addition to comfortable sofas and armchairs, a large TV, DVD player, PlayStation and board games were installed, and free wi-fi access was provided. Workers can also use the shared garden, which, in addition to beautifully landscaped horticulture, has wooden benches and a barbecue, as well as outdoor fitness equipment. Bicycle storage and parking space are also available to all.Valamar Riviera is one of the exhibitors online Tourism Job Fair which is being held from 22nd to 28th February and brings together employers in the fields of tourism, hospitality and hospitality.In addition to accommodation, job candidates are also interested in the salary they can expect. Can you provide indicative amounts?Valamar Riviera is one of the largest and most desirable employers in Croatia. We point out that since 2012, the average salary and income in Valamar have been continuously growing from year to year, even faster than the national average. In 2016, net earnings at the level of the year amounted to HRK 5.825, which is 24% more than the industry average.What advice would you give to interested candidates – how best to prepare for seasonal work in your hotels?In addition to strong motivation and ambition and a smile on the face that are necessary for work in tourism, for each job they are interested in, we advise candidates to find out what is expected of them and to get to know the tasks in more detail. The information can of course be obtained directly in a conversation with the employer as well as with the employees of Valamar Riviera. Knowledge of foreign languages ​​is a great advantage for every candidate, so we advise you to dedicate yourself to enriching your vocabulary and learning the terminology that will make their daily communication with guests easier, more pleasant and more professional. The focus is each in English, German and Italian.Source: Mojposao.netlast_img read more

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Four groups get Longitude funds for point-of-care tests

first_imgThe Longitude Prize has named the latest winners of funding for the development of point-of-care diagnostic tests that will conserve antibiotics.The United Kingdom–based seed funding program, launched in 2014 to address the problem of antibiotic overuse and resistance, announced this week that four teams from India won the third round of Discovery Award funding, with each team receiving awards from £10,000 to £25,000 ($13,355 to $33,388) to work toward prototype development and validation of their tests. The Longitude Prize has now awarded funding to 29 different teams from around the world.Three teams focus on sepsisThree of the newly awarded teams are developing tests that could help reduce morbidity and mortality due to sepsis, a condition that occurs when the body’s reaction to infection triggers an inflammatory response throughout the body. IDI Group is developing an ultrasensitive magnetic biosensor to rapidly detect and identify endotoxins in the blood, an innovation that could help clinicians treat sepsis in its early stages and choose the right antibiotic therapy.NanoDX Healthcare is evaluating Septiflo, a low-cost, disposable kit that can detect bacteria in a drop of blood in under 10 minutes and stratify patients based on whether the bacterial infection is caused by a gram-negative or a gram-positive pathogen. The company says the device is intended for use in rural and urban settings and doesn’t require trained physicians or a microbiology laboratory.SpotSense is conducting validation of a non-invasive, sputum-based test for diagnosing neonatal sepsis, which accounts for nearly a quarter of all newborn deaths in India. The device tests for levels of sepsis biomarkers in neonatal saliva and then uses an algorithm to calculate a sepsis score. The team says the device can also be used to evaluate severity and guide antibiotic therapy and can be utilized by nurses or midwives without the need of a pathology lab.Companion AST, or cAST, is developing a new imaging device to perform rapid point-of-care diagnosis of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in urinary tract infections. The low-cost imaging tool generates antibiotic susceptibility reports directly from urine samples.Discovery Award funding is intended to help researchers develop their ideas and compete for the Longitude Prize, which will be awarded to the team that can develop a transformative point-of-care test that will improve antibiotic treatment decisions—and help conserve antibiotics—by either ruling out unnecessary antibiotic use or identifying the most effective antibiotic. The test needs to be accurate, affordable, rapid, easy-to-use in all global healthcare settings, and ready for clinical performance trials.Winners of the Longitude Prize will receive £8 million ($10.7 million).  See also:Dec 20 Longitude Prize blog postlast_img read more

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