Another 4 persons employed in footwear production in Prnjavor

Within the project “Partnership for quality jobs and competitiveness”, implemented by Local Partnership for Employment Prnjavor, another four  persons from Prnjavor have been employed. They have successfully completed a 22-day training for sewing and tailor profession in footwear industry and started to work in the company KLM from the 1st April. Three persons are younger than 30 years, while one belongs to hard-to-employ category of unemployed persons, since she has been registered at the Employment office for 14 years.

Darija F. from Prnjavor, regarding her employment in the company KLM said: “I got a job after 14 years of job search. That means a lot to me and my family. Training was helpful because I learned to sew, so I got a job in the company KLM. ”

Milan V., who is a construction technician from Prnjavor, passed successfully the training for active job search which was organized within the project and then applied for the training in the footwear industry. Regarding his employment in the company KLM, he stated: “Although I am a construction technician, I decided to take the opportunity and apply for training in footwear production. I’m very glad that I started to work immediately after finalization of the training. ”

Within the project, 9 of the planned 50 persons have been employed so far, while 75 unemployed persons will be trained in metal processing, wood processing, food and footwear production through trainings organized by the Local Partnership for Employment Prnjavor.

Local partnership Prnjavor is one of 15 partnerships established in the country within the project “Support to Local Employment Partnerships in B&H”, funded by the EU with 4 million EUR and implemented by the International Labor Organization (ILO), which aims to re-qualify nearly 2,000 unemployed persons and employ at least 620 of them.

The partnership consists of Enterprise Development Agency Eda (leader position), Municipality of Prnjavor, Employment Bureau, Secondary School Center “Ivo Andrić” and companies MI Trivas and Topling.