Maarel Orchids stands for transparent, long-term partnerships with our customers. Due to growth in production, the demand for employees has increased sharply. In order to reduce working hours per week and to efficiently search for motivated people, we have entered into a new type of collaboration this year.
Through a payroll company from Gelderland, we came into contact with our contact person Pavel Smantana in Romania. We already have several couples under contract with us, including Julian and Juliana.
”We ended up at Maarel Orchids through Pavel’s recruitment agency. We both come from Botoşani, a city in the north of Romania, in the Moldova region. We met while playing pool with friends and have been together for almost 3 years now. We wanted to work abroad for a few years to earn money and save for our own house.” Juliana’s brother has been working in the Netherlands for a number of years and because Julian has already worked in Zaltbommel for a period of time in 2017, the choice was simple, the Netherlands. Last summer was it time for the big move. My brother has now moved to Turnhout in Belgium, fortunately it is only an hour’s drive from Maassluis.
“At the agency we could see through short films what kind of work we would be doing at different companies before we actually left. I thought the orchids were very beautiful so that immediately caught my attention. We eventually chose Maarel Orchids because of the conditions and working hours. We are home around 4 o’clock every day, so we have time to do other things in the afternoon or just relax. We don’t work on Saturday, and if we do we get a day off during the week.”
Juliana works in the packing department and Julian is part of our technical department. ”We enjoy working in the teams and get on well with the team leaders of these departments, we can go to them with our questions. And if they can’t help us any further, we can always contact René Vissers. A while ago, for example, our central heating boiler broke down, this was immediately picked up and repaired”.
Our accommodation was arranged by Maarel Orchids. We now live in a terraced house in Maassluis, together with 2 other couples from Romania. We have to share the bathroom, kitchen and living room. That’s fine for now.”