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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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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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ILO warns of prolonged social crisis in Greece

International Labor Organization (ILO) warned on Monday, that Greece faces a prolonged social crisis unless action is taken.  In its report “Productive Jobs in Greece” released today, the ILO calls for additional measures to support jobs plus social protection and a stop to further wage cuts in the country. The …

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Early elections in sight? Samaras announces 440,000 jobs, while gov’t majority at risk

There is the fragrance of elections hovering in the smog-free air of Greece. The country’s government announces measures here and there, measures aiming to alleviate the suffering of the austerity-ridden society. Right after his arrival to Athens from Brussels and Kefalonia where he visited the earthquake-hit area, prime minister Antonis …

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Get a job via social media: Greek Twitter-user helps jobless via #aggeliesergasias

“My children are abroad, my sister’s children are abroad, some other nieces too.” The lady was talking to her walking companion. “Where did they do?” the other woman asked and the first answered “Oh, one is in Paris, one in New York, one in London, one in Sweden…” I didn’t …

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Caspian Sea gas project picks TAP pipeline. Revenues and jobs for Greece

TAP pipeline won the tender to channel natural gas form the Caspian Sea to Europe. the pipeline will collect Azerbaijani gas in Turkey and carry it across Greece and Albania before reaching southern Italy, stretching 870 kilometers (540 miles). BP, the main developer of the Shah Deniz gas field in …

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