Rimac Automobili Founder Mate Rimac Vows Not to Lay Staff Off

Lauren Simmonds

Mate Rimac is the protagonist of one of Croatia’s most inspiring entrepreneurial stories. In a country where it seems that doing business and attracting investment is almost impossible due to draconian laws and ridiculous processes all wrapped up in a tangled mess of red tape, the Rimac Automobili owner has shown it is, still, more than possible to succeed.

Rimac Automobili is not only an example to other Croatian companies when it comes to how things should be done, but its management is a reflection of the views and opinions of its founder – Mate Rimac, born in Livno, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and certainly with no silver spoon in his mouth.

As Poslovni Dnevnik writes on the 30th of March, 2020, respected businessman Mate Rimac posted a video on his YouTube channel explaining how his company Rimac Automobili is coping with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, in which he stated that while the wellbeing and health of his employees is paramount, there won’t be any layoffs for his staff to worry about.

“A lot of people (journalists, entrepreneurs…) have been asking me me how we’re handling the crisis, they’ve been asking for interviews, etc. I decided in this way to share that information so that half of it doesn’t end up getting lost along the way. I know a lot of things will be misunderstood even in this way, but it’s still better to do it this way… I hope that it will be useful and that we can share more concrete and useful information in the coming weeks/months,” the Rimac Automobili founder posted on his Facebook profile.

According to him, the health of his employees and their families comes before anything else, which is why everyone has been working from home since March the 16th, and everyone’s salaries have been and are being paid properly and on time.

He says there are no cases of contagion among Rimac Automobili employees and that all jobs are being kept, that is, there will be no layoffs for his staff to be concerned with during this tumultuous economic period.

If you understand Croatian, watch the video below:

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