In Antioquia, companies come together for the employment of women and young people
1 June 2021
Comfama, Proantioquia, Grupo Bios, Grupo Bancolombia, Haceb and Grupo Argos top the list of companies that initially come together to contribute to the economic reactivation of women and young people without work experience.
The alliance focuses on joining forces to co-create new sustainable and competitive job opportunities for these populations in the sectors of the fourth industrial revolution, infrastructure, agribusiness and services.
The participation of 6,000 young people and women is expected in mentoring processes to rediscover skills, talents and passions that connect with their life purpose.
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted and deepened the difficulties in labor matters in our country, especially in young people and women, reaching unemployment rates of 31% in women and 25% in young people, according to Dane.
For this reason, companies, in their commitment to Conscious Capitalism that provides social value to citizens, have the opportunity to take actions to support the State in programs that allow the creation of quality, formal and sustainable jobs.
In this business commitment to the unemployment situation of women and young people in Medellín and Antioquia, Comfama, Proantioquia, Grupo Bios, Grupo Bancolombia, Haceb and Grupo Argos, as companies that lead this initiative, hope that many more organizations will join the reactivation of employment that connects labor demand with the needs of these population groups.
“This alliance that we announce is an example of collaborative work to quickly and pertinently train our youth and women in order to connect them with quality, formal and sustainable employment opportunities to help build hope.”
Jorge Mario Velásquez – Chairman of Grupo Argos
Through the Alliance, the management of at least 2,000 jobs is expected as new alternatives to the crisis, with the participation of 6,000 young people and women in mentoring processes to rediscover skills, talents and passions to connect with the purpose of life and contribute to breaking biases against the hiring of women and young people without work experience.
“One of the most important challenges that Colombians have today is the reactivation of employment, with a particular focus on youth and women, two of the populations most affected by unemployment as a result of the pandemic. To face this challenge, a group of conscious companies from Antioquia have united around this Alliance, where we commit ourselves to the development of the department, to inclusion and opportunities ”.
David Escobar – Director of Comfama
The alliance begins with a total of COP 13.9 billion in contributions from companies. The goal to accompany more people is to reach COP 16 billion, to develop the proposed actions. At the moment, in addition to the companies that lead and designed the alliance, there are 35 private entities that provide vacancies for 2,300 jobs in different sectors.
The alliance also seeks to contribute to the construction of companies with greater participation of women and young people without work experience, by understanding the benefits of equity to develop more empathic and diverse companies, and to achieve a faster and more solid economic reactivation in Colombia.
“We celebrate this alliance that seeks to respond to the social and economic effects of the pandemic and that commits companies so that more young people and women can insert themselves into the labor dynamics and have better income. It is a way of contributing from the business sector to solve the most urgent problems that we have in the region and in the country. “
Laura Gallego – Executive President (e) of Proantioquia
This initiative applies to women over 18 and young people between 18 and 28 years old, who can apply through www.comfama.com, Work with a purpose option, in order to enter the mentoring process, receive advice on their talent and labor specialty, find a training opportunity in areas where the market has shown that there are greater job opportunities such as the fourth industrial revolution, infrastructure, agribusiness and services and, finally, be able to be part of one of the companies that contribute to the Alliance .
The social and economic effects generated by the pandemic are confirming the role of companies as the main source of employment and investment.
Partner companies: Bancolombia, Proantioquia, Grupo Argos, Grupo Bios, Aceros Mapa, Pragma, Londoño Gómez, Haceb and Comfama.
They support: Cadena, Grupo Éxito, Fundación Sofía Pérez de Soto, TCC, Distrihogar, El Cóndor, Unibán, Andes BPO, CNV, Ménsula, Tata Consulting, Confiar, Onelink Getcom, Agrícola Santamaría, Globant, Protección, Fundación Juanfe, Microplast, Teleperformance, Coordinadora, Estructurar, ERCO/NEV, OFI COM CO, VOZY, Choucair Testing, Mercadolibre, Intersoftware, Yuxi, Endeavor, ANDI.