The Adecco Group commits to empower youth at risk of social exclusion in Latin America

19, March

Adecco Group and its Foundation, a non-profit organization responding to Adecco Group’s vision towards the ...

Adecco Group and its Foundation, a non-profit organization responding to Adecco Group’s vision towards the labour market integration of people at risk of social inclusion, have committed to The Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth.

“We welcome Adecco Group’s commitment to the Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth. Youth are a heterogenous group and young people at risk of social exclusion need additional support in accessing decent employment opportunities. Adecco’s commitment will equip marginalized youth in Latin America access decent jobs in the formal economy and prepare them for the world of work.”

Vinicius Pinheiro, ILO Regional Director for Latin America & the Caribbean

Through the Empowered: Youth Employment Programme for youth at risk of social exclusion, Adecco seeks to equip 1,000 disadvantaged young people in Latin America with the skills and tools to access decent employment opportunities in the formal economy by 2021. The program is active in Peru, Chile, Argentina, Colombia and Mexico.

“Long-term unemployment and work in the informal economy are among the biggest factors for social exclusion among young people. Adecco Group and its Foundation support young people’s smooth transition to the formal economy, by providing them with essential resources and tools for securing decent jobs. It must be stressed that decent employment is the only way to build youth’s future and dignified lives by bringing them out of poverty and social exclusion.”

Francisco Mesonero, Chief Executive of Adecco Foundation & Sustainability Adecco Iberia and LATAM

The commitment aims to leverage the know-how and resources of the group and other stakeholders to drive social value creation in the field of employment and skills. Through training workshops, the Programme equips young people with soft skills and offers job search advice for an effective transition into the labour market.  Adecco Group and Fundación Adecco build an effective network of partners supporting action and impact on promoting effective and sustainable labour market integration in five Adecco national networks in Peru, Chile, Argentina, Colombia and Mexico.

The commitment will also facilitate knowledge-sharing on good practices from different sectors in supporting decent employment for disadvantaged young people. The pledged action focuses on Decent Jobs for Youth thematic priorities including quality apprenticeshipsyouth in fragile situations and transitions to the formal economy.