The president of the Chamber of Commerce of Serbia, Marko Cadez, has announced that the My First Salary program, which will be realized by the Government of Serbia in cooperation with the CCIS, is to start next week and that Sirogojno
will be one of the first companies to open the door of its factory to young unemployed high-school students and those with university degrees, the CCIS announced.
Rade Ljubojevic, the owner and general manager of Sirogojno, whose factory in Rupeljevo near Pozega was visited by Cadez, said that it was a program that the economy would support as well, because, with the state's help in the form of a salary for those young people, the employers will get an opportunity to meet them, train them and pick the best among them. He added that the unemployed would also get their first working experience and an opportunity to get a job.
– Since March, during the pandemic, Sirogojno has employed 25 new workers. The job contest is constantly open and, in the future, as the company develops its business, it will increase the number of its employees. We will use the opportunity to get to quality young people through the My First Salary program – Ljubojevic said and invited his fellow employers to join.
The CCIS, according to its president, has participated in creating this program and will work actively on its realization, in the belief that, with a budget support of 20 or 24 thousand dinars for the first salary, it will contribute to reducing the unemployment among the young, help companies to get the kind of workers they need and help the unemployed to enter companies, start writing their CVs and acquire their first experience, the lack of which was one of the obstacles to getting employed.
– Sirogojno is one of the best companies for a young person to start their career at. This is one of our most successful companies, the best in the production of frozen and dried fruit, which is present in the markets of over 40 companies of the world, a company which exported products worth EUR 22 million from January to the end of July, increased its exports by 35% compared to last year, worked at full capacity and employed new workers – Cadez pointed out.