Organization helps 811 socially marginalized people find work in 2017
Training and Job Placement Foundation assisted in employment of 17% more jobseekers than last year
The Foundation of Training and Work has facilitated the employment of 811 socially marginalized people in 2017, 17% more than the previous year, according to results released on Monday about training and job placement in the country.
The presentation of the report at a press conference at the start of the week coincided with the 25th anniversary year of the organization, which was set up in Barcelona in 1992 by the Càritas Diocesana. The report stated that the Catholic charity generated a social value of 20 million euros last year, with 40% of people finding employment within 12 months.
The general director of the organization, Albert Alberich, spoke of the “precariousness” of the job market, stating that around 50% of these contracts last around two months. The report also showed how the profile of people signing up has changed over the last ten years since the start of the economic crisis.
“We assist more women, more young people, and more people from here,” the director of job placement, Marina Arnau, explained.
It is the biggest job placement organization in Spain as a whole, as explained by Ángel Cánovas, the director of the foundation. “With our work, there are people who are incorporated into society, start paying taxes, earning, and stop depending on social services.
Since its foundation, the body has helped around 26,000 people at risk of social exlusion find jobs.
"We are a transitional company, we train the person but we do not want to retain them. When they are trained, we want them to enter a company so we can train someone else in need,” said the director Alberich.