Julia Fischinger, Head of HR Business Partner & Recruiting, KTM AG

Julia Fischinger
Especially for an international company like KTM AG, it is important to recruit employees from all over the world. For us as the largest motorcycle manufacturer in Europe, it is a matter of course to employ people of all nationalities - especially here at our main location in Innviertel. The Innitiative Lebensraum Innviertel makes a major contribution to ensuring that employees from all over the world can feel at home here in the region and find a new home.

Jan Heřmánkovi, Fatigue Strength Engine Calculation Engineer, KTM AG

Jana und Jan Heřmánkovi with Hana
We contacted Maria, when I got the job in Upper Austria. She helped us to find our first accommodation, which would be very difficult without her. She supported us in doing all the paperwork after our arrival. We understood the Austrian health insurance and taxation systems very good thanks to two detailed presentations, Maria invited us to. When our daughter was born, she explained us all the necessary procedures very carefully. She came to our city to discuss our questions each time and she was always very nice to us. We are very thankful, for what she did and is still doing for us.

Nicole Unterleitner, Head of Human Resources, Frauscher Sensortechnik GmbH

Nicole Unterleitner
The decision to move to a foreign country has a huge impact on the personal and professional life of any person – especially, when an entire family is involved. Frauscher is strongly supporting international employees that focus on the business location Innviertel and we have found a reliable and competent partner with the Lebensraum Innviertel initiative. The comprehensive knowledge oft his organization and especially the personal support given by Maria Dietz in many different topics became very valuable to our entire company with its international experts working and living in the Innviertel.

Kiran Griffiths, R&D department - design, development and maintenance, Frauscher Sensortechnik GmbH

Kiran Griffiths
I was introduced to Ms. Maria Dietz by my company much later, but the help has been really great. Especially, the seminars conducted for internationals. In the beginning, I was helped by my friend who suggested me to move here. Whenever I have a question, I ask Maria and she responds immediately. It was in December 2017 that Maria Dietz and others organized a day trip to Steyr for us. This was the best weekend I had ever had until then in Austria. It was great since I met many people from different parts of the world and also made many new friends who I meet during the weekends now.

Dr. Georg Horacek, Vice President Human Resources, FACC

Dr. Georg Horacek
The "Welcome 2 Upper Austria" service center supports our international workforce in finding accommodation, in tax matters and in official channels. The service center is an important and appreciated support for FACC. “Welcome 2 Upper Austria" also organizes information evenings on the Austrian tax system and social events for our international workshops in order to be able to network with each other. We at FACC really enjoy cooperating with this highly professional service center.

Afranio Simoes, designer engineer, FACC

Afranio Simoes
As soon as I got the invitation to come to Austria in order to work at FACC as a designer engineer, the HR department has putted me in contact with Maria Dietz from Innviertel. And she immediately started to advise me about the documentation procedures, places to live and family support as well. I have been always supported in a very friendly way, which makes everything much easier for me and my family. Surely I can say that I am very happy and satisfied with all Maria Dietz has done for us.

Milene Eloisa Titarelli, program engineer, FACC

Milene Eloisa Titarelli
When I arrived at Ried so many challenges appeared and I decided to contact W2UA as a recommendation from the company where I should start to work. W2UA has at least a start point to solve everything: visa, place to live, school and kindergarten, car, driver's license and other documents. Maria always helps with a smile on her face and is also very friendly promoting other events so we can meet other foreigners to change experiences. I love living in Upper Austria and W2UA has been making this big change in my life much easier.