Jun 09, 2022 / Ucrania

The CEOE Foundation launches its fourth centre to offer training and employment guidance to Ukrainians in Alicante

The information stands of the CEOE Foundation will serve to facilitate the access of Ukrainians to the platform www.empresasporucrania.org. The ‘Companies for Ukraine’ platform already includes more than 900 companies offering around 3,100 jobs distributed throughout the country and for all types of profiles.

The president of the CEOE Foundation, Fátima Báñez, visited the in-person information desk opened this Wednesday, June 9, by the CEOE Foundation in Ciudad de la Luz (Alicante), where the Ukrainians who have come to Spain will be offered guidance on training and employment, with the aim of helping them to integrate.

During the visit, she was accompanied by the President of the Business Confederation of the Valencian Community (CEV), Salvador Navarro; the Director General for the Coordination of Social Dialogue of the Generalitat Valenciana, Zulima Pérez; and the Distric Manager of Adecco Alicante, Natalia Schiratti.

Throughout the month of May, the CEOE Foundation has opened, with this one in Alicante, four information stands for this immigrating community (the others are in Barcelona, Madrid, and Malaga), each of them located in a Reception, Attention and Referral Centre (CREADE), which are part of the Ministry of Inclusion, Social Security and Migration.

Ukrainians who come to these centres will be assisted by staff from the Adecco Group; they will receive guidance based on an information leaflet developed in conjunction with MAPFRE, which will help them access the www.empresasporucrania.org platform. This platform has benefited from the strategic advice and coordination of the consultancy firm Oliver Wyman, and has also received support from Universia, Banco Santander’s open platform for non-financial services.

Nearly 900 companies offer 3,100 job openings

Specifically, the CEOE Foundation’s platform offers job openings located across the country and in all sectors; free training in Spanish and other skills that favour employability; and a section of verified information of interest, in Spanish and Ukrainian.

After almost two months of operation, the platform has already attracted some 900 companies, which offer around 3,100 openings for all types of profiles. 

Every week, the project adds around 50 new companies and receives around 200 job offers, mostly for high-tech positions (especially in professional, scientific, and technical activities), but also in the fields of health and social services, tourism, and communication.

It is worth noting that half of the companies participating in the platform have fewer than 50 employees, and 23% are companies with more than 500 employees.

Information, training, and employment

During the visit, the president of the CEOE Foundation, Fátima Báñez, stressed that Spanish companies are once again demonstrating their “commitment and solidarity”, as they did during the pandemic.  In this case, they are joining the ‘Companies for Ukraine’ platform to give an opportunity to people who have had to flee the war in Ukraine.

Regarding the project, she stressed that the training guidance is proving crucial for these people to be able to access employment later, given that one of their main barriers is the language. 

“The CEOE Foundation continues to work through public-private collaboration so that people fleeing the war feel the hospitality and support from companies and society in general. This starts by facilitating their access to employment, which is the most effective way for them to be independent and build a life project in our country,” she added.

In turn, the president of CEV highlighted the wisdom of this initiative “because having a job is essential for refugees to settle here and, given the volume of offers and the coverage provided in the care centres, it is working very well”.

Finally, Natalia Schiratti, District Manager of Adecco Alicante, pointed out that the launch of the employment assistance desk in this Alicante centre, “complements the service across the nation that the Adecco Group provides to the Ukrainian people coming to our country”.

“The Adecco Group, through its Foundation, has extensive experience in helping people with greater difficulties to join the labour market and, as experts in human resources, we know that employment is the gateway for them to start a new dignified, autonomous and normalised life in our country”, he concluded.

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