Adeje hosting Open Space event in employment push
The Adeje council, in partnership with a number of the borough’s private companies, in initiating an employment project ‘AUGE’ (the management of employment and entrepreneurship for higher education graduates). The project is aimed at people between the ages of 18 and 35 who have completed a third level course or professional training course but are either unemployed or in a job that is not right, given the education and training they have undertaken.
Adeje mayor José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga said, “we need to increase the number of young people in our productive network, without young people there is no future; we do have an important group of young educated graduates and now we need to help them find work that is appropriate, work that will guarantee them the kind of professional values they seek, that offers them professional emancipation”.
The Global Jobs Pact is a set of balanced and realistic policy measures that countries, with the support of regional and multilateral institutions, can adopt to ease the impact of the crisis and accelerate recovery in employment. Adopted in June 2009 by the International Labour Organization, it calls on its member States to put decent work opportunities at the core of their crisis responses. It addresses the social impact of the global crisis on employment and proposes job-centred policies for countries to adapt according to their national needs.
The pact states, “The damage to employment created by the financial and economic crisis has caused hardship to many working women and men, families and communities, and worsened poverty. It has threatened the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals, weakened middle classes, heightened risks to social cohesion and eroded the confidence of decision-makers. Recovery will not be sustainable unless jobs are created and maintained. With 45 million young people are entering the workforce annually, 300 million new jobs need to be created …just to keep up with the growth in the labour force.”
AUGE is designed to meet the needs of our qualified young people who are finding it difficult to find work that they have studied or trained for. There is a lack of possibilities open to them to develop their capabilities, leading to many taking the decision to emigrate.
The I Open Space event will bring together graduates, qualified young people and potential employers. Taking place in the Hotel Victoria in Costa Adeje this Friday (May 3rd) at 5pm, the opening address will be given by Juan Verde, president of the Fundación Advanced Leadership and ex-undersecretary of state to President Obama. There will be a seres of round-table discussions led by various persons in the business, training and employment field, including Xiomara Méndez, creator of the job seeking Canarian webpage, www.enbuscade.org, and Ana Gallardo, professor and mentor in the MentorDay company.
During the evening attendees will also have a chance to present themselves to company representatives in attendance, include people from Dekbera, the Spring Hotel group, Crea Solutions, and Ikea among others. They will be there to chat and accept CVs from anyone interested in working with them.
The event is free, but you should register. More information and registration online, http://www.adeje.es/adejeimpulsa/agenda/9083-open-space-encuentro-de-personas-con-formacion-superior