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Highlights of 06/2015

Created: 6/3/2015
Author: Translated by: Andy BILLINGHAM
Category: 06/2015

AmCham Slovakia organizes Jobs Market 2015 in Kosice

Twenty-two firms from various business sectors presented themselves at last week's Jobs Market 2015, organized on March 10 in Kosice by the American Chamber of Commerce in the Slovak Republic. The event was officially opened by AmCham CEO Jake Slegers together with U. S. Steel Kosice Vice President Human Resources Martin Pitorak, and it attracted hundreds of people interested not only in jobs as such, but also in obtaining information and contacts which might (especially in the case of university students) play a significant role in their future working careers.
The Kosice steelworks had its own stand presenting the summer internship program, which is two months of work experience offering fourth-year students at universities and colleges benefits which make it definitely worth applying for. Students who have completed the internship appreciate the opportunity to combine theoretical knowledge with practical experience while still undergraduates, and the chance to get involved in the production and management activities of the Company, thus gaining basic leadership skills which are not part of ordinary university or college studies. Apart from working on specific projects or tasks supervised by mentors who are experienced USSK employees, the interns are also given a training program.

Support for six innovative ideas

The winners in the eighth edition of the annual grant program called Together for the Region are now known. The 76 successful projects in the program's history so far have been joined by another six. This program is the joint creation of U. S. Steel Kosice and the Carpathian Foundation, enabling non-profit organizations and local councils to apply for financial support in carrying out innovative projects promoting safety in all spheres of life, nature conservation, and better use of leisure time by children and young people. The official announcement of the winning projects for 2015 took place on Thursday of last week, March 12, on USSK premises. The common features of all the projects supported so far are firstly the active involvement of USSK employees, and secondly the ability to join forces and find partners from various fields for implementing ideas which should be beneficial for the local community. In the latest edition of the Together for the Region program, grants have been extended to two villages and four non-profit organizations.

Training for developing skills in corporate financial management

Last week, March 9 to 13, saw a series of one-day training sessions at U. S. Steel Kosice featuring Zodiak: The Game of Business Finance and Strategy, which was prepared for a group of 120 Company managers by the staff of GM Human Resources Staffing and Development. The first group of training participants consisted of Vice Presidents, General Managers, Divisional Plant Directors, Procurement and Subsidiary Directors, and selected Financial Section managers. The training sessions were focused on the development of skills in the area of corporate financial management.

HC Kosice in the play-off semi-finals

This Monday, March 16, the players of Kosice Ice-hockey Club started off the semi-final series of play-off matches at home against Poprad in the Steel Arena. They got off to a successful start too, because with brilliant play by the whole team they beat their opponents 5:4. Yesterday, March 17, trainer Peter Oremus sent the team out again to play the second semi-final match in Kosice as well. The result of this match was not yet known when this edition of Ocel Vychodu was put to bed. In the last 22 seasons to date the Kosice players have made it into the semi-finals 20 times, and since the 2007/2008 season they have played in the finals seven times in a row. They have seven national championship titles to their credit, winning the independent Slovakian Extra League in 1995, 1996, 1999, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2014.


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