A fair to guide young people towards quality jobsDuring the last quarter of 2017 unemployment stood at 35.3% among young people, one of the collectives with a high number of temporary contracts. Because of this, the Young People’s Employment Fair has been conceived and will be held from 14 to 16 March, coinciding with the Careers Fair.
The fair will be divided into seven main professional areas to provide young people with full information on municipally-run jobseeking services, inform them of their labour rights and duties and connect them with projects by third sector entities oriented towards the world of work. Likewise, the event will introduce visitors to entrepreneurialism and networking, as well as vocational training.
The fair will also have a section for the private sector, with 25 companies from different sectors offering information on their current recruitment processes and the requisites they’re looking for.
The First Deputy Mayor, Gerardo Pisarello, explained: “As in all cases where we act as mediators with the private sector, the participating companies promise a minimum wage and decent labour conditions”, adding “unemployment is a source of exclusion and solitude. It’s an issue we can’t be indifferent to”.
Nearly seven thousand people are expected to attend the fair, which forms part of the plan to boost quality employment among young people from 2016-2020, jointly promoted by Barcelona Activa and the Department for Youth, within the City Council’s Area of Social Rights.
Photos provided by Saló de l’Ensenyament and Fira de Barcelona.