What it isA project aimed at creating processes of accompaniment, training, and replacement for workers in difficulty and that provides for the creation of training programmes and the activation of internships offered to companies.
Whom it is aimed at
The target of this project are persons looking for a job, who belong to anincome range ISEE that is no higher than Euro 25,000 and who are:
• People younger than 29 years of age, looking for their first job;
• People on wage support who do not have the possibility of returning to their previous jobs and who are not involved in the anti-crisis interventions implemented by the Piedmont Region;
• Unemployed who are not supported through welfare programs. The unemployed must be registered in the lists of available workers at the relevant Centro per l’Impiego (Employment Center).
What it intends to do; what it does
The project has the following purposes:
• Improve the meeting of labor demand and supply;
• Create “good practices” as an element for suggesting new policies;
• Create a community of companies interested in having a place of reference for their needs relevant to training and job placement;
• Demonstrate the added value that comes from establishing networks that are created on the basis of a subsidiarity principle.
The project is divided into six phases:
1. Analysis of the needs, that consists of the systematicgathering of the information offered by participating companies, in order todirect all actions toward these needs;
2. Taking charge of the beneficiaries;
3. Structuring training processes, both specialized and transverse processes, always minding not to duplicate actions that are already present in the territory;
4. Job placement: for each of the persons included in the project, a job opportunity will be looked for through the identification of available companies;
5. Relations with companies: it is transversal to the whole project and requires firms to be involved through a systematic spreading of the relevant information and available opportunities; 6. Consolidation of the communication tools aimed at facilitating the operation of the network and consisting of maintaining detailed information, easily accessible by the companies’ beneficiaries and bythe extended net of the project.
Qualifying elements A valuable element is the ability to start relations with companies. It has allowed to receive indications concerning the demand for labor, allowing to characterize training programs and to respond quickly and appropriately to the requests from companies, thus showing an effective ability to bring demand and supply together. Furthermore, the established methodology can be an interesting model that can be potentially exported into other contexts.
Activity periodThe project has been active since September 2010.
Where it operatesThe territory in which interventions are carried out is the province ofTurin.
PartnersThe project was promoted by the Compagnia di San Paolo and carried out in partnership with the Compagnia delle Opere del Piemonte, the Fondazione Don Mario Operti, and the Ufficio Pio.
Monitoring and evaluation The most recent intermediate report that monitors the activities carried out so far is updated to September 2012; the data relevant to active internships and executed employment agreements is continuously updated.
Data on involved persons
During the first year (September 2010 - September 2011), 395 recipients have been included into the project: of these, 247 have found a job, 220 have been included in internship programs in view of subsequent hiring, about 1,000 firm shave been contacted and, of these, about 400 have been involved in the project, expressing 376 requests for work positions.
The data relevant to the second year are not yet final, as the project is not yet closed; an update of October 2012 shows that 590 are the recipients who have been included into the project; of these, 178 have found employment to this day (and 81 of them are already hired, while 97 have a pre-employment letter and are finishing their internship), and the active internships are 259. Over 2,000 firms have been contacted and more than 400 have been involved in the project, bringing the requests for job positions to about 320.