Italian entrepreneur Angelo Corigliano pledged to create an additional 50 job positions in Itex Srl, the services company he heads, in a bid to "give a small contribution to the relaunch of Italy" after being diagnosed as ill last month. Corigliano took out a page of advertising on Corriere della Sera, Italy's leading newspaper, to proclaim his satisfaction at his decision.
The advert reads "+ 50 vacancies in less than 1 year = infinite satisfaction".
The 61-year old chairman of Itex introduces himself in the advertisement as "an Italian entrepreneur that has created a small services company and is satisfied with what he has done in his life". The businessman also says he has a "splendid family to whom he owes everything" and "marvellous collaborators that contributed to the success of the company, even if the economic crisis now bites ferociously".
The entrepreneur says the illness he was diagnosed with last month made him reflect and react, and this led to his decision to reinvest in his company, aiming for "rapid development, and the aim of creating within one year 50 full time positions".