2020, a black year for employment, victim of the Covid-19 crisis.
Servair, Roissy Airport, Galeries Lafayette, Total, Renault, Sanofi, Tui, Disney ... The list of jobs threatened across the eight departments of Ile-de-France is endless.
With 100,000 new applicants registered with Pôle emploi, unemployment jumped 15% in one year in the region, which is among the most affected in France, explained Tuesday, Nadine Crinier, regional director of Pôle emploi during a press point.
We are talking about 755,000 job seekers (category A), and this despite the 547,000 people who nevertheless found a job in 2020. The unemployment rate reached 8.3%, while the region posted its unemployment rate at the end of 2019. lowest unemployment since the 2008 crisis (around 7% of the working population), as the Paris Region Institute reminds us.
The finding is even more scathing among those under 26: 108,000 job seekers registered in 2020, or 25% more in one year.
“In a period of slowdown, it is always the last to arrive or the most precarious who are affected,” notes one observer.
Bac + 3 graduates are no longer an exception.
How to enter active life in a disaster-stricken labor market, without an internship or the first steps in work-study?
How to bounce back again, when we were employed on a temporary or part-time basis (a situation which concerns a majority of women) before the appearance of the Covid?
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How and where to project, finally, when working in a hotel, a restaurant or near the slopes of Roissy, where a new march for employment is scheduled for March 18 against the disappearance of "20,000 to 30,000 jobs"?
"And that's without counting all the invisible, these precarious autoentrepreneurs and microenterprises who have lost 60% of their turnover and which we risk finding in the street", warns Patrick Roulette, lawyer of Seine-Saint-Denis which works at the bedside of companies.
Sectors that are recruiting
On the job market too, the pandemic has reshuffled the cards, forcing players to work differently.
But all the speakers say it, the sectors which recruit exist: building (96,000 offers), construction, health and social, security, digital, logistics and the so-called future professions, in connection with the environment and agriculture.
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"We have specific needs in jobs in tension", replies Jessica Campione Estela, HR manager at Eiffage, the company responsible for the construction of line 16 in Seine-Saint-Denis, which was able to involve long-term unemployed in this project. .
Businesses manage to navigate it.
“We have hired 20 drivers and we are in the process of recruiting for 2021,” assures Murielle Saldicco, personnel manager at Car Perrier, a transport company which works in partnership with the agency in Trappes (Yvelines).
“We choose the right candidates and, in the end, we sometimes even have the good surprise of benefiting from the frank employment system
(Editor's note: financial advantages for the hiring of residents of priority neighborhoods)
"Companies must not forget that they have obligations," adds Stéphane Basile, Serci manager in Val-de-Marne, about the integration clauses to which public order sites are subject.
“This year, we struggled, but it's back to normal,” says the manager.
Finding the right candidates is not easy.
"Today we have 109,000 jobs online at Pôle Emploi, but if we do nothing, many will not be filled," admits Nadine Crinier.
She describes agencies ready to take up the challenge.
They are 120 across the Ile-de-France to host each month, for a week, meetings with training organizations.
The theme: "I want to train in Ile-de-France".
The premiere will take place from April 6 to 9.
At Pôle emploi, advisers are on the lookout for recruitments, others have been "specialized" in contacting the youngest.
Training emerges as an urgent challenge.
“For example, the training of a nursing assistant takes two years,” illustrates Nadine Crinier.
We worked with the ARS
(Editor's note: regional health agency)
to set up training courses, with complementary skills in hygiene and first aid to find solutions within short deadlines ”.
A 20 billion euro plan to revive the economy of Ile-de-France
The regional council, responsible for training job seekers, has put a training catalog online, with 45,000 places available.
Registrations can be done online.
A bonus of 1000 euros is granted to the applicant who chooses a qualifying training in the sectors in tension (2000 euros if he is in a situation of handicap), to which can be added the "income of active young people" (RJA) for those under. 25 years.
"Between the aid and the remuneration, it can reach 4000 euros", one indicates to the regional council.
A promotional campaign is structured in particular by sending 15,000 SMS per day.
The 2021 budget dedicated to the training of job seekers is 550 million euros in 2021, against 193 million in 2018, adds the region.
Helping to unblock ad hoc financial problems on a case-by-case basis.
Pôle emploi announces an envelope of 9 million euros.
600 aid files are currently under investigation, for an amount of around 700 euros.
To remove a barrier to employment, such as having a car repaired or getting the training quickly needed to take up a job.