ZAGREB — In December 2019, workers from Sri Lanka arrived in Croatia to work as in shoe manufacturing company Ivančica d.d. in the city of Ivanec.
The manufacturing company hired the workers through Astra Centar, a benefit corporation that provides socially responsible recruitment for companies in Croatia. Astra is a social enterprise that is not only a full-cycle recruitment service provider but also assists with the proper integration of workers to ensure their success at their job as well as their adaptation to the community throughout the duration of their contract. Migrant workers are well received by Ivančica employees, and the head of HR says that workers from Sri Lanka are dedicated and highly responsible and conscientious in their work.