Leykam seeks staff after credit crunch sackings

Bosses at Styrian printing company Leykam Let’s Print announced today (Fri) they were looking for new staff after seeing order value rise again.The firm had to dismiss ten workers at its plant in Neudörfl, Burgenland, in March 2009 due to a sharp decrease in assignments. Dozens more were put into part-time jobs to avoid further sackings.Now officials said they were in need of eight to ten employees for their production at their Neudörfl and Müllendorf plants, both in the province of Burgenland.Leykam chief executive Michael Steinwidder said the magazines and advertisement leaflets the firm produced had became thicker again after dramatically thinning out after the credit crunch kicked in as companies spent less on marketing.Steinwidder said Leykam was “in an excellent position” now.Leykam has its headquarters in Graz. The company is owned by a subsidiary of Erste Group, while the Styrian branch of the Social Democratic Party (SPÖ) holds shares over a foundation. Anton Schubaschitz, who formerly headed Burgenland energy provider BEWAG acts as Leykam’s supervisory board chief.