Adecco to hold fourth ‘Street Day’
Adecco Group is holding the fourth ‘Street Day’ as part of its global Adecco Way to Work initiative.
Thousands of Adecco people around the world will share their expertise to help job seekers make a better start in their career. ‘Street Day’ 2015 attracted more than 1.2m people.
Adecco says an estimated 200m people around the world are looking for jobs, with youth unemployment still hitting peaks of more than 40% in countries like Greece and Spain.
The third edition of the Global Talent Competitiveness Index, presented in January by Adecco Group, INSEAD and HCLI at the 2016 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, spotlighted the importance of attracting and developing talent to capitalise on the opportunities of a globalised economy and tackle high unemployment and social inequality.
Launched in 2013, Way to Work is the Adecco Group global initiative to act against youth unemployment. On 17th March, thousands of Adecco Group colleagues, including the top management, will hit the streets in more than 670 cities in 53 countries to share their expertise and offer millions of job seekers a helping hand.
Adecco ‘Street Day’ 2016 will provide a wide range of career guidance and job orientation workshops, CV and motivational letter clinics. It will include sessions on social media reputation and job seeking. Young people will also learn about the large variety of internships and work-based training opportunities offered by the Adecco Group. Last year alone, the Group provided more than 3,000 internships to youngsters either internally or via partner companies, providing a stepping stone to the world of work.
Alain Dehaze, Adecco Group CEO, said, “Unemployment can only be solved through structural reforms and a public-private alliance for concerted action. I’m proud to represent the thousands of Adecco Group people who on March 17 will again take to the streets, showing passion and commitment to share their expertise with job seekers around the world. Way to Work and ‘Street Day’ are key symbols of Adecco Group’s purpose: helping people enter the world of work, find a job, an income and a future.”
Adecco ‘Street Day’ events will take place in over 300 schools and universities, on the streets and in public spaces, as well as in local Adecco branches.