Openjobmetis, new sponsor of the Kometa Cycling Team
The sports structures of the Fundación Alberto Contador reinforce their strength with the arrival of a new sponsor. Openjobmetis, Italian company leader in the temporary work sector, will support the continental, sub23 and junior teams of the Kometa Cycling Team from next season. Openjobmetis Agenzia per il lavoro was born in 2011 as a result of the merger of Openjob and Metis, bringing together the experience of two leading firms in their market and creating with their union a network that has more than 130 branches throughout the transalpine territory. At the end of 2015 Openjobmetis became the first temporary employment agency to be listed on the Italian Stock Exchange, segment STAR.
The Italian company enters the world of cycling thanks to this sponsorship, although the world of sport is not at all strange to it. Since 2014 Openjobmetis is the main sponsor of Pallacanestro Varese, one of the most important basketball clubs in Europe, ten times winner of the Italian league and a pentachampion of the European Cup during its most successful continental years, back in the 70s. Without forgetting the support for the volleyball sector in Italy, wich still lasts. But the influence of physical activity goes even further and connects with the very existence of society. Specifically thanks to tennis. Rosario Rasizza himself, its managing director, remembered how the creation of Openjob, the embryo of the current company, matured during his summer experience as a coach in a sports club in Varese.
“Cycling is a unique sport that connects with passion, commitment and dedication to colors,” says Rosario Rasizza, CEO of Openjobmetis. “It is a sport that conveys important values and, because of the way it is structured, it allows us to create a dynamic of belonging to a team that I find really interesting and very similar to the world of work. Although sport and work may seem like distant universes, in reality they are not so distant: they share a passion, to carry it forward, to overcome negative moments, or also to rejoice in victories or successes. These are aspects that belong to both areas. Support the Alberto Contador Foundation and the sports project of two great champions such as Alberto Contador and Ivan Basso, represents for us another opportunity to be at the side of young people and talent, which we always try to promote and strengthen day by day in our professional environment”.
Ivan Basso, sports manager of the continental Kometa Cycling Team: “The agreement with Openjobmetis goes beyond mere sports sponsorship. It is an agreement that is the result of the personal trust that we have had for more than two years. We are from the same area and we also share a passion for sport and its values. Openjobmetis is the sponsor of Varese basketball, a team of which I am a great fan. This agreement makes me very happy, I’m excited that cycling enters into this great company’s passion for sport. I trust that our cycling team can give it the same excitement that brings the Openjobmetis basketball”.
“We are very grateful to Rosario Rasizza for her confidence in the Fundación Alberto Contador´s project”, says Francisco Javier Contador, his general manager. “The support of Openjobmetis not only helps us decisively to consolidate the good health of all sports structures, but allows us to look towards future challenges with ambition and determination. We share his vision of the proximity of two a priori universes that are not as close as the business world and the world of competition. That his entry into the world of cycling is through our team not only deepens our appreciation, but also intensifies our responsibility and strengthens our commitment”.
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