Adecco’s 31,000 workers, across the 60 countries in which the company is present, took the streets on Thursday, March 26, with a view to advising unemployed people who are looking for jobs; especially young people aged 15 to 24. In Spain, where this initiative was launched in 2012 under the title Redgeneracion, 1,500 employees, headed by their president, Enrique Sanchez, advised people on key factors when looking for a job, such as how to prepare a CV correctly, an employment search plan or advice on how to use the social networks. The purpose was to clarify the main issues that many young people encounter once they have finished their studies, or when they are about to finish, and are looking for a job opportunity.
This multinational temporary employment agency paid special attention to university students with several caravans located at the universities of Madrid, Seville, Barcelona and Valencia. In other cities, Adecco’s employees answered questions and offered advice in the street, near their offices. In addition, a new feature this year was a free phone number (900494535) to attend unemployed people who were unable to visit the information tables.
Peru and Argentina
This initiative took place in 60 countries simultaneously. For example, in Peru, the campaign, which is called Way to Work 2015, took place in the cities of Lima, Arequipa, Cuzco, Piura and Trujillo. More than 2,000 students were expected to receive career advice at several high schools and universities. A website was set up this year so that all those interested in this issue would be able to access information and practical advice to enhance their employability. According to the ILO, there are one million unemployed youths in Peru.
On the other hand, about 400 Adecco workers in Argentina covered more than 200 strategic points in the capital and in other regions, such as San Luis, Salta, Tucumán, Córdoba or Santa Fe. In addition to practical tips on finding a job, young people also received information on free courses offered by the company at its various branches