in Seine-Saint-Denis, associations are mobilizing for the Olympic Games to create jobs

in Seine-Saint-Denis, associations are mobilizing for the Olympic Games to create jobs

in Seine-Saint-Denis, associations are mobilizing for the Olympic Games to create jobs

In a sports complex at the back of the bars of a building in Saint-Ouen, Eddy has a job interview to work in a sports shop, on a plastic table set up for the occasion. When the recruiter asks him, supporting CV, why he should hire him, the young man does not hesitate: “I’m sure I excel in this area! It’s something I like.”

Attracted by word of mouth about this job dating – a massive one-day recruiting event – he knew nothing about the Olympic Games: learning that the event will create jobs reassures him for his future. “For the future he gives me a lot of confidence and I find it very encouraging, that’s why I participated”He explains.

It is precisely for young people residing in Ile-de-France, like Eddy, that the “Shared Heritage” caravan, which brings together about thirty local associations, crosses the Seine-Saint-Denis so that they know that today there are 150,000 places of work related to The Olympics are already available in many areas. “Security, safety, catering, services, shops, sales, welcoming visitors and sports teams”lists Zeina Lis, of the Ifocop training center.

“We are supporting them today to meet these young people and see what suitable training is available that can help them find a job during the Olympic Games or other events in Ile-de-France or even in their future projects.”

Zeina Lis, Ifocop

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And on this point insists Slimane Tirera, of the Paris 2024 committee: the Olympics must not be an end but a springboard for young people. “These are professions that will continue after 2024 because there will be other events thanks to the energy of the Gamesit develops. They are born in a company more or less linked to the Games, and then they tell each other that there is a career, and not a single event or a precarious job. They can start as laborers and end up as master builders, or even engineers for the bravest “.

The “Shared Heritage” caravan will also visit the rural areas of the regions where the events of the Olympic Games will be organized.

Business meetings in Seine-Saint-Denis, in view of the 2024 Olympics: reportage by Margaux Queffelec

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