Job insertion programmes for the young and the unemployed
In the Var and the Alpes-Maritime regions, Elior has been awarded the Emplitude label. Sarah Martin, Elior’s HR manager in the south of France, said “This label underscores the value and credibility of the Group’s strategy prioritising the jobless”. Elior has forged partnerships with local associations to support young people and those in job reconversion programmes. The Emplitude label is awarded for a three-year period to companies firmly committed in terms of employment, human resources, training and well-being in the workplace.
This label underscores the value and credibility of the Group’s strategy prioritising the jobless.
Elior promotes job insertion for young people and those who have lost their jobs, namely via local, multiyear insertion and employment programmes, PLIE (Plans locaux pluriannuels pour l'insertion et l'emploi). “We offer recruitment interview simulations, as well as advice and access to the Elior network”, added Sarah. In 2021, seven people were recruited on long-term contracts in the central kitchen at Hyères. Oudia Abdellah was hired as a multi-task worker on the catering team in September 2021. “Before coming to Elior, I worked with a temp agency for three years”, said Oudia, “and today, with a regular income I have stability and can look to the future”. This is also the case of Yves Gallaire. This 49-year-old barman was going back and forward between short-term contracts and temp jobs, with spells of unemployment. “Then, in September 2020” said Yves, “I was offered a three-month delivery job with Elior. It was right at the peak of the covid lockdown when the bars were closed, so I accepted it”. He was soon awarded a long-term contract to deliver meals to nine new nursery and primary schools. “I found this regular job, that allows me to look after my children, just at the right time”, he added.
Before coming to Elior, I worked with a temp agency for three years. And today, with a regular income I have stability and can look to the future.
“We also welcome young people to our central kitchen at Draguignan where they can discover contract catering jobs”, stated Sarah, who explained that they work hand-in-hand with the Mission local, a regional structure employing young people of under 26. This is an effective recruitment strategy. “For example, a young disabled person has just completed two, one-week immersion sessions, and is now employed as a temp worker with us”. The Group also supports the second-chance schooling association which helps young people who have dropped out of the educational system. Elior teams present their respective activities to the youths and show them round their kitchens.