The health crisis has shaken up job opportunities for young people. A report submitted Thursday January 7 to the Minister of Labor Elisabeth Borne advises the extension of the “youth guarantee”, a system that ensures an allowance close to the RSA as well as professional support to the most precarious young people.
Many benefited from the interim and realized that it was getting complicated “
In Rennes (Ille-et-Vilaine), la mission locale We Ker continued to offer the “youth guarantee” throughout 2020, during which young people’s demand for first contact has increased by 17% due to the health crisis.
“We have had a significant increase in the number of young people who came to meet us, for requests related to employment but also related to a reflection on vocational guidance Explain Philippe Jourdan, former director, in the ultra-modern premises of the Exploratory, General de Gaulle esplanade. Many young people benefited from a favorable situation with the interim and realized that it was getting complicated. “
600 young people in 2020, up to a thousand this year
“The local mission allows you to relax for a moment, to open up the fields of possibilities, to work on self-confidence and to get out of isolation”, add Fabienne Canut, the new director de la mission locale We Ker.
Micha is one of those who thought about professional retraining during the first confinement. In spring, the 19-year-old turns around in his small studio in Rennes. “I didn’t do much, I went outside when I could or I stayed in front of my computer … After some thought, I signed up for the local mission.”
The one who speaks four languages is glad to have found training in the hotel industry, which he is preparing to start in Saint-Malo for six months. 600 young people benefited from the device in Rennes in 2020, they should be a thousand this year.
Marauding for those “wandering” in the street
Other young people do not have the chance of Micha. During the two confinements, the teams of the local We Ker mission set up a telephone link and took part in marauding, “to identify those who were particularly in difficulty, wandering in the streets of Rennes”, explains Philippe Jourdan.
Elisabeth Borne announced that aid for hiring young people has been extended for the first quarter of 2021. These aids correspond to 4,000 euros for the hiring, in CDD of more than three months or in CDI of a young person under 26 years and to 5,000 or 8,000 euros for an apprenticeship contract.
Local businesses alert
For his part, the union of local businesses (U2P) in Brittany asks that this aid be valid for the whole of 2021. There are still many industries that employers are looking to hire, according to Marina Barbier, secretary general of U2P Bretagne : “The bakery is a sector that recruits a lot in apprenticeship, butchery too, hairdressing and then in the building.”
We are worried about the future of signed contracts “
Beyond the cessation of aid, Marina Barbier is already apprehending the future of the contracts signed thanks to them, if the economic recovery is delayed. “The positive figures in apprenticeship and work-study contracts are signed between July and September, upstream of the second confinement, but for sectors such as hairdressing or others which have been the subject of administrative closures, we are worried for the future of signed contracts. “