Làbora, more labour insertion to combat social exclusionMore work contracts signed, more people helped and more job guidance given. The positive balance of the Làbora programme in its third year since being set up shows the solidity of this labour insertion project for people in vulnerable situations, more often than not women.
The report for 2017 shows a rise in all indicators for this cooperative initiative. The number of requests dealt with grew 37.6% compared to the first year and totalled 9,300 people. Out of these, 6,505 took part in the insertion programme offering personalised support and 58% were women, a majority repeated in all stages of the programme. In addition, 80% of candidates were over 35.
The labour insertion figures show that 1,893 people found work thanks to the Làbora programme, representing 17.36% more than in 2016. In all, 2,362 labour contracts were signed, a number exceeding the number of people as the same candidate can sign more than one contract. This is largely due to the precarious and temporary nature of the labour market at present.
In terms of activity, company services accounted for the most labour insertions, with 43.3% of contracts signed, followed by tourism and hotels and catering (13.8%) and social services (10%).
What is Làbora?
The Làbora programme advises, trains and supports people in vulnerable situations who have difficulty accessing the labour market. People on the programme get personalised advice enabling them to improve their skills and access recruitment processes which match their profiles. Companies and entities offering positions via the job pool also get guidance on selecting candidates who suit their needs best.
The initiative is part of the Barcelona Employment Strategy 2016-2020 and is promoted by the Municipal Social Services Institute (IMSS), the Catalan Social Action Entities (ECAS), the Catalan Federation of Insertion Companies (FEICAT) and the Catalan Red Cross. The programme has annual funding of 3.2 million euros, 90% of which comes from the Area of Social Rights.
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