4 clients of PIN living in Kojatice, a village in Eastern-Slovakia, 45 km north from Kosice, moved to West-Slovakian town, Nitra, where they have started to work at a company which produces LG televisions. Another client, unfortunately, failed the entrance exam of the job, due to the lack of reading and writing skills. Social worker of PiN is communicating on a daily basis with the clients and their coordinator at work. The coordinator visits the new workers in the workers’ hostel where they stay and provides them advice as well (e.g. regarding bank accounts).
According to the coordinator in the starting period the work there was some lack in personal hygiene of the clients but otherwise, they were very handy and diligent, thus their boss has been satisfied so far with their work. The company made possible for them to work the same shift. They learnt to speak in better-formulated Slovak, they enjoy their work, feel useful and are happy that there is hot water, toilet and kitchen in the hostel, where they can sleep in their own bed – comfort they cannot enjoy in their illegal dwellings home settlement in Kojatice.
Many other clients of PIN from this village become motivated by the example of the first 4 persons, so they are willing to move for similar job-opportunity, but most of them, especially the generation born between 1984 and 1986 are lacking literacy skills, one of them finished school at 4 grade of elementary school. Though, 4 new clients now receive special training for the job interview.