Hall of youth occupation in Barcelona
The city Council of Barcelona has organized the first Saló de l’Ocupació Juvenil BCN (employment fair) in order to advise young people from 16 to 35 years old about different careers and fight against youth unemployment and job insecurity.
It was Organized by Barcelona Activa and Youth Department. More than 120 professionals had been working there, together with 30 companies from different fields, and 78 representants from associations, professional association, trade unions, and companies.
Saló de l’Ocupació Juvenil BCN (employment fair) had around 10.000 visitors, increasing the number the organization had estimated of 7000. From that number, 7200 had registered directly and the rest enter through Saló de l’Enseyament (studies fair).
There were more than 200 activities and workshops during the 3 days of duration in order to inform young poepl about the different resources from the city, help them find job vacancies o guide them to find a career. Some of these activities where about mobility opportunities such as Eurodyssee program or TLN Mobilicat, and the presentation of the programme Retorno con oportunidades a la Ciudad de Barcelona, with opportuntites for young people went abroad and want to come back to Barcelona.
Saló de l’Ocupació Juvenil aims to become a source of opportunities and guideness for those youngsters who want to start o improve their carreer. This initiative comes from Pla per al Foment de l’Ocupació Juvenil de Qualitat 2016-2020 (Promotion plan of quality employment for young people) of Barcelona City Council, with to improve the offer of the fairs Saló de l’Ensenyament (studies and universities fair) and el Saló Futura (masters fair) that are organized in the same place and days.
Written by Eurodesk Qualified Multiplier, Barcelona