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Signature of a national framework agreement between the carrefour

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PressreleaseThursdayApril30,2009SignatureofanationalframeworkagreementbetweentheCarrefourGroupandPôleemploiCécileCloarec,HumanResourcesDirectoroftheCarrefourGroupandChristianCharpy,DirectorGeneralofPôleemploi,havetodaysignedanationalframeworkagreementaimedataffirmingthesolidarityofthepartnershipbetweentheCarrefourGroupandPôleemploiandmaximizingthecollaborationestablishedpreviouslythroughagreementswithlargeGroupentities:CarrefourHypermarkets,Champion/CarrefourMarketsupermarketsandmostrecentlyEd.Thisagreementaimstostrengthenjointinitiativestohelpjobseekersestablishthemselvesintheworkplace,particularlythosewhohavedifficultyaccessingthemarket.ItalsosetsoutthepositionsandvaluessharedbytheGroupandPôleemploiinrespectofdiversity,equalopportunityandsecuringcareerpathways.TheCarrefourGroupisFrance’sleadingprivateemployer.Owingtoitssubstantialrecruitmentneedsandthevarietyofitsdisciplines,itisakeyplayerinhelpingpeopletoentertheworkplaceinmajoremploymentmarkets.Francehasanumberofwiderangingactionplanssetuptohelpyoungpeopleanddisabledworkersenterorreentertheworkplace:thesegroupshavebenefitedfromnumerousinitiativesdevelopedbyGroupentitiesinconjunctionwithPôleemploi.Soin2008,theCarrefourGrouprecruited4,000youngpeoplefromdisadvantagedneighbourhoodsaspartoftheEspoirBanlieuesplan.566ofthemwereintroducedbyPôleemploi.Carrefouralsoemployed560disabledworkers,over300ofwhomwereintroducedbyPôleemploi.Moreover,PôleemploiandtheCarrefourRecruitmentAreaprovideaneffectivesourceofstaffforCarrefourHypermarkets.Pôlesemploiintendtodevelopvideoconferencesystemstoenabletherecruitmentprocesstobecarriedoutremotely:theprovisionofmassinformationandtheholdingofremotefacetofaceinterviewsbyrecruitmentmanagersfromtheRecruitmentArea.In2008,Carrefourhypermarketsintegratedintotheirteams13,518jobseekerswhohadbeenintroducedbyPôleemploi.Ed,theharddiscountbanner,signedapartnershipagreementwithPôleemploiinMarch2009topromoteitsdisciplinesandbusinesslinesandincreasethereliabilityofitsrecruitment.Intotal,Carrefourentitiesreferred21,174jobopportunitiestoPôleemploiin2008andhired16,460candidatesintroducedbyit.TheCarrefourGroupheadsupthelistofFrenchcompaniesofferingemploymenttojobseekers.Inthelightoftheabove,theCarrefourGroupandPôleemploiwishedtoenshrinetheirpartnershipinanationalframeworkagreementrelatingtoandinvolvingallGroupentities.Thisagreementwillenablethemtocontinuetoconsider,discussandundertakepracticalinitiativestopromoteemployment.