In the framework of the launch of the 3rd edition of Demà Jove, the socio-labor inclusion program driven by Fundesplai, on February 7th, 2024, representatives of various entities, including companies, administrations, and social organizations like the LGBTIQ+ Association Colors Sitges Link, gathered to support this initiative that offers training and job opportunities to 250 young people.

Cristina Rodríguez, General Director of Fundesplai, highlighted the importance of Demà Jove as a vehicle for opportunity and community cohesion, thanks to the collaboration of various entities. Ariadna Moya, from the company Onizea, emphasized the need to incorporate young talent into companies, recognizing the satisfaction of providing opportunities to youth.

Prado García, president of Colors Sitges Link, emphasized the importance of the association’s participation in this project, expressing the desire to encourage youth involvement in the community and provide support through the Demà Jove program.

Javier Rubio, head of employment policy management at the Cornellà City Council, highlighted the value that work experience brings to young people in the context of their professional development.

Demà Jove, funded by the Public Employment Service of Catalonia and the State Public Employment Service (SEPE), aims to improve the employability of young people who are unemployed through a combination of training and work.

OVER 550 YOUNG PEOPLE WITH TRAINING AND JOB OPPORTUNITIES IN THREE YEARS

With the start of the third edition, Fundesplai has provided opportunities to more than 550 young people, offering them training in areas such as leisure monitoring and management, cooking, administrative work, and, thanks to the incorporation of the Low Code initiative, programming.

A NECESSARY RESPONSE TO YOUTH LABOR PRECARIOUSNESS

Demà Jove responds to the growing concern about youth labor precariousness, as figures show an increase in youth unemployment in Catalonia. This program offers paid contracts and personalized training, aiming to improve the employment prospects of participants and reduce inequalities in access to the labor market.

In Colors Sitges Link, we will have two young people working part-time starting in April, to assist in administrative and HR tasks.