Employment: the Red Cross promises to hire 1,200 young people on permanent contracts

The French association wants to support young people, hard hit by the economic crisis linked to Covid-19.

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A strong symbol for those under 30. The French Red Cross pledged Monday March 29 to offer 1,200 permanent jobs in the next 18 months. The association is also committed to welcoming 500 work-study students. Its goal: to support young people hit hard by the economic and health crisis.

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The positions to be filled will cover the “health, social, medico-social and training professions, said the general manager of the association, Jean-Christophe Combe, during a press videoconference. The idea is to recruit young people mainly under the age of 30 for all these positions, young people who are looking to enter the workforce. “

“Young people aged 18 to 24 accumulate vulnerabilities”

Young people, facing significant difficulties in terms of training or integration into the labor market, are particularly affected by the crisis linked to the Covid-19 pandemic. “Young people aged 18 to 24 have multiple vulnerabilities, whether residential, material or relational”, explained Jean-Christophe Combe, evoking a “strong feeling of isolation” and of “psychological distress”.

The Red Cross currently has nearly 18,000 employees and mobilizes 60,000 volunteers, nearly a quarter of whom are under 30 years old.

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