The French employment agency is working hard to train for textile jobs #521


The textile industry is recruiting. Problem: there are not many candidates… To remedy this shortage, Pôle Emploi in Andrézieux-Bouthéon has proposed to four companies to join forces to train and recruit their future employees.

Pôle Emploi in Andrézieux-Bouthéon offers a tailor-made program. A course for those who want to train to drive textile machines. Because in the traditional textile or medical textile industry, the demand for personnel is enormous. “There is a lot of demand, whether in companies in Forez or in the Monts du Lyonnais,” says Amandine Burgard, team leader at Pôle Emploi Andrézieux-Bouthéon. For a long time, textile companies have already had difficulties in recruiting. But today, the situation has become even more tense. So, to try to attract new candidates, Pôle Emploi has tried to break out of the classic recruitment pattern and get three companies in the sector to work together: Neyret Textile, Julien Faure, Sigvaris and Urgo. Four very different companies, some specialized in industrial textiles and others in medical textiles.

What Pôle Emploi proposes, in close collaboration with these companies, is to train jobseekers who will then be “directly employable in these companies,” continues Amandine Burgard.

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