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Croatias Jobless Women Say Hope is Very Low

Womens eNews - Fri, 16 Dec 2011 21:20 GMT
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SPLIT, CAKOVEC, ZAGREB, Croatia (WOMENSENEWS)--For over a year Biserka Kristofic has been battling depression and anxiety. After witnessing the slow destruction of the company she worked at for 29 years, she knew her own job loss was inevitable. Now out of a job and owed more than a year's worth of wages, the 50-year-old is worried she'll never find steady employment again. "Long-term unemployment usually represents a serious barrier to employability as skills, working habits and confidence is lost over time," warned a June 2011 report on women in the Croatian labor market, commissioned by the European Union and in partnership with Croatian Employment Services.

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