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Austria offers fantastic wages to Serbian and Bosnian cooks

Chef earns of average between 2.500 and 3.000 euros a month, and so called "Su-chef" around 2.000 and cooks between 1.600 and 1.800 euros

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Austrian tourism is known all over the world for its hospitality and excellent cuisine, but the hospitality centers are having hard time finding cooks and waiterswarns the representative of the tourism sector in Chamber of Commerce of Austria Petra Noker- Schvartzenbaher, demanding to list these two occupations as the ones in need so Austria could bring work force from countries outside EU, like Serbia or Bosnia and Herzegovina.   

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In addressing to the press, she admitted that the job of a cook and a waiter is very stressful, but she added that the price determines today's workers.  

Payment  based on collective agreement, according to her, due to the lack of work force, no hospitality object can't afford anymore.

Chef earns of average between 2.500 and 3.000 euros a month, and so called "Su-chef" around 2.000 and cooks between 1.600 and 1.800 euros, said Petra, who is running a hotel on her own.

Across the Europe, there is a demand for 433.575 cooks, and 208.000 in German speaking area, in Austria 14.367, she added.

Foto-ilustracija: Profimedia/CandyBox

Foto-ilustracija: Profimedia/CandyBox

- Austria is crippling itself in this area if it continues to protect its work market - said Aleksander Rauner, clerk in Chamber of Commerce.

He said that the industry wants to gain the ability to recruit chefs from so-called third countries, such as Serbia or Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Otherwise, according to the Chamber of Commerce, there are currently around 49,000 restaurants and 16,000 hotels.

- It is clear that the professional workforce is missing and that is why to include cooks in the list of missing profiles on the work market - appealed Noker pointing that numerous hospitality objects have problems fulfilling the work places at the beginning of the season.  

In the past few years, Austrian hospitality objects fulfilled numerous places in services and in kitchen with workers from Germany, bus since the German work market significantly improved, less and less Germans are coming to work in Austria.

In the western provinces, as she said, it is much harder to find a cook, then on the east of Austria.

There are much more cooks available in Vienna than in Tirol.  

If the cooks got into the list of missing profiles, workers from so called third world countries could get "red-white-red" card, which they could use to move and to get a job at certain employer.

(Telegraf.co.uk / Tanjug)

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