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Greece to grant Ukrainian refugees one-year protection status, right to work

The Greek state will provide one-year protection status along with rights to work and medical care to Ukrainian refugees entering Greece, the Migration & Asylum Ministry announced on Wednesday. This will be issued to Ukrainian nationals within 90 days of their entering Greece, as the usual 90-day visa entry requirement …

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One in two workers in Greece’s private sector left out of work

The lockdown imposed almost horizontally due to the coronavirus pandemic had almost one in two private sector workers out of work, either permanently or for a limited period, according to report on labor published by the National Institute of Labor and Human Resources (EIEAD). The report shows that more than 940,000 …

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Thousands of positions in Greece’s hotel sector remained unfilled in 2019

While unemployment rates in Greece were high and thousands of jobs were available in Greece’s hospitality sector last year, many positions remained unfilled. According to a study presented by the Institute for Tourism Research and Forecasts (ITEP) last week, 7,000 positions in Greek hotels remained unfilled. The study, conducted by …

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SYRIZA MP admits her daughter assigned to Parliament staff due to her “political connections”

There has been no more cynical admission since ages. SYRIZA MP, deputy Parliament Speaker and former Migration Minister, Tassia Christodoulopoulou admitted that her daughter was posted to the Parliament staff because she used some of her political connections. Speaking to Alpha TV, Christodoulopoulou said without blushing that she took advantage …

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Jobs in Greece’s Tourism & Travel sector to reach 1 million in 2019

Jobs in Greece’s tourism and travel sector will reach one million in 2019, the World Travel and Tourist Council said following a study. The tourism and travel sector in Greece grew by 6.9% in 2018 – at a rate 3.5 times higher than the growth rate of national economy at …

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New Heraklio Airport on Crete to cost €1.5bn, create 1,500 jobs

Indian infrastructure company GMR Airports Limited, along with its Greek partner Terna Group, will develop the new international airport of Heraklion in Kastelli, Crete, after Greek Transportation & Infrastructure Minister Christsos Spirtzis signed the concession agreement. On Friday, the minister and the consortium signed a concession agreement for design, construction, …

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Medical Cannabis investment of €185million to create 770 jobs in Greece

Greece aims to create new business opportunities thanks to its nascent cannabis economy. The use of medical cannabis in Greece was legalised in 2017, while the prohibition of its production was lifted in early 2018. In late 2018, the first two licences were granted to private companies for growing medicinal …

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Greek Post workers on 24h strike, protesting loss of 2,300 jobs

Greek Post workers took to the streets on Wednesday to protest a restructuring plan for Greece’s oldest organization, a plan that foresees the closure of dozens of branches and the loss of more than two thousand jobs. According to ELTA workers’ union more than 2,300 employees will be fired and …

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How Greeks end up in sham jobs in the Czech Republic

A large number of employment agencies have been hiring cheap labor across Europe. But many Greeks have fallen victim to high expectations and fraudulent recruitment deals.   Like most Greeks, Nikos Varthimiadis is bust. Bad debts ruined his bakery last year, pushing the middle-aged man and father of three into …

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Seasonal tourism in Greece takes toll on more than 98K jobs

The seasonal character of Greek tourism has taken a toll on employment rates for October with 92,132 new job openings in April – the start of the tourist season – translating into 98,420 lost jobs in October, marking the end of the season. In the meantime, six in 10 new …

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ND leader Mitsotakis promises jobs to …the children of pensioners

The leader of Greece’s main opposition party conservative New Democracy promised jobs to the unemployed children of … pensioners. Visiting a kafeneion, a traditional Greek coffee shop, in Kallithea suburb of south Athens, Kyriakos Mitsotakis said: “I do not promise hiring in the public sector,” but stressed that his aim …

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Refugee Crisis out of control: Emergency Plan, maybe State of Emergency and … Job Creation

Under the pressure of a Refugee Crisis that is keeps escalating into an unprecedented level due to the unwillingness of many European countries ot share responsibility, Greek Migration Minister Yannis Mouzalas said on Sunday, that he has drafted and submitted an Emergency Plan to EU. The cost of the Emergency …

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Thousands of jobs to be lost in Greece’s banking sector

Greece’s four main banks will have to reduce their employees by a total of 4,350 and shut down about 180 branches up to the end of 2017. These new reduction demands result from the derailing of the Greek economy generated by the prolonged uncertainty during 2015 which brought the country …

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