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Opel Coaching Day in Spain Attracts 420 Young Job Seekers

Jun 30, 2015

  • Launch of pan-European initiative promoting youth employment
  • Platform encourages dialogue between potential employers and young job seekers
  • Aragón Employment Institute, 22 companies cooperate for successful event


Opel News - Numerous participants visited the first Coaching Day at the Opel plant in Figueruelas (Zaragoza, Spain). Opel hosted the kick-off event for the new pan-European initiative dedicated to bringing together young job seekers and companies looking for young talent

Zaragoza.  The Opel plant in Figueruelas (Zaragoza, Spain) hosted the first Coaching Day, a new Europe-wide initiative dedicated to bringing together young job seekers and companies looking for young talent. Supported by INAEM (Aragón Employment Institute), this premiere event attracted 420 young people and 22 national and international companies. Participants attended conferences and workshops on occupational counseling, employment assessment, job interviews and CV preparation. The event also provided the unique opportunity for potential employers and young job seekers to meet personally and engage in dialogue, the objective being to facilitate the candidates’ integration into the labor market.

 

Opel News - Opel Group CEO Dr. Karl-Thomas Neumann welcomed the participants of the first Coaching Day at the Opel plant in Figueruelas (Zaragoza, Spain). Opel hosted the kick-off event for the new pan-European initiative dedicated to bringing together young job seekers and companies looking for young talent

Antonio Cobo, General Director of General Motors España, thanked the Aragón Employment Institute for its support and the companies that joined this event. Addressing the young job seekers, he said, “Youth unemployment has massive political and economic impact. So your huge interest in this initiative is very encouraging, you made a clear statement in favor of youth employment. I wish to recognize your commitment to staying on the right track to face this challenge, to searching for and finding your first job.”


Opel News - Opel Group CEO Dr. Karl-Thomas Neumann welcomed the participants of the first Coaching Day at the Opel plant in Figueruelas (Zaragoza, Spain)

This Coaching Day was the first event of the IN CHARGE initiative launched by a group of prestigious German companies. Headed by Karl-Thomas Neumann, the initiative’s objective is twofold: to ensure that companies and institutions have access to a wide range of young talent, and to provide motivated young people with the opportunity to approach potential employer companies. IN CHARGE is a result of the founding companies’ conviction that the private sector also has the responsibility to contribute to improving the employability of young Europeans.

 

Opel News - The Opel plant in Figueruelas (Zaragoza, Spain) hosted the first Coaching Day, a new pan-European initiative dedicated to bringing together young job seekers and companies looking for young talent. Supported by INAEM (Aragón Employment Institute), this premiere event attracted 420 young people and 22 national and international companies

The European project “IN CHARGE for the next generation” will be officially presented in July 2015 following this launch event in Zaragoza. Portugal, Italy, Hungary and Poland are the next countries on the agenda for 2016.

 

The co-founding companies of this initiative are the German companies Opel, Sixt Etronixx, Permira, Deutsche Bank, Continental, Kirchhof, Metzelder, Alli, The Owners Forum and Kiembaum. For the event in Zaragoza, they were joined by the Spanish participants Aragón Employment Institute (INAEM), Android, Brembo, BSH, Aragón Automotive Cluster, Fersa, Gestamp, Pikolin, Ibercaja, Saica, Grupo Urvina and Telepizza.