Eroski Co-op signs agreement to hire people over 45

The signing formed part of Eroski’s 50th anniversary celebrations in Palma de Mallorca

Spanish retail co-op Eroski has signed an agreement with the government of the Balearic Islands to encourage hiring people over 45 who have been long-term unemployed.

The agreement was signed by Balearic Islands minister of labour, commerce and industry, Iago Negueruela and Alfredo Herráez, Eroski’s territorial director in the Balearic Islands.

The food retailer, which forms part of the Mondragon Group, has a 5.6% market share of grocery stores in Spain, with a network of 1,651 outlets.

Under the Balearic Islands Employment Service’s (SOIB) ‘Visible’ programme, Eroski will promote the recruitment of long-term unemployed people over the age of 45 – who have more difficulty accessing the labour market.

The Visible programme works with organisations in the Balearic Islands to help long-term unemployed people into work and gain the skills and confidence to compete in the labour market. The year-long agreement with the programme will see Eroski select, hire and train long-term unemployed people – and gain certification from SOIB for doing so.  

The signing of the agreement formed part of the Eroski 50th anniversary celebrations that took place in Palma on the island of Mallorca.

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