Grupo Fuertes to hire 80 disabled people
The business group has signed an Inserta Agreement with the ONCE Foundation, through Inserta Empleo, for the integration of disabled people into the working environment.
Grupo Fuertes joins the ‘Inserta Responsible Forum’, a space for collaboration and debate created with the objective of boosting the exchange of experiences
The managing director of the ONCE Foundation, José Luis Martinez Donoso and the president of Grupo Fuertes, Tomás Fuertes, have today signed in Murcia an Inserta Agreement which will lead to the recruitment of 80 disabled people in the companies which are part of the holding group over the next four years.
The agreement is part of the operational programmes of Social Inclusion and Social Economy (Poises) and Youth Employment (POEJ), which are being run by the ONCE Foundation through Inserta, with co-financing from the European Social Fund and the Youth Employment Initiative, to increase the training and employment of people with disabilities.
José Luis Martínez Donoso said that this agreement reaffirms the long collaboration that Grupo Fuertes has had with the ONCE Foundation and Inserta Empleo which started in 2013 when ELPOZO ALIMENTACIÓN signed an Insert Agreement which was renewed in 2016 and which exceeded the expected recruitment figures. The agreement signed today “is a challenge for us for which we have the collaboration of Grupo Fuertes for its execution”.
For his part, Tomás Fuertes explained that “the creation of social wealth and the collaboration with the most vulnerable groups of society are and always will be strategic objectives of our organization”. He added that “we are very proud to be able to go hand in hand with the ONCE Foundation in the essential work that it undertakes to make the world a better place”.
Grupo Fuertes will rely on Inserta, the ONCE Foundation’s entity for training and employment, to cover the new posts that the company needs, to preselect the candidates who best fit the required profile and to give tailor made training which allows them to perform the assigned job.
The agreement also contemplates the promotion of other actions which favour the work insertion of people with disabilities indirectly, via the acquisition of goods and contracting services from the special employment centres.
The ONCE Foundation has been collaborating with Grupo Fuertes since 2013 when it signed an Inserta Agreement for the first time with one of the companies that form part of the holding company, ELPOZO ALIMENTACIÓN. This agreement was renewed in 2016, bringing about one hundred contracts for disabled people.
About Grupo Fuertes
It is an international benchmark in consumer brands thanks to a powerful core of agro food companies and a collection of diversified investments which guarantee its soundness and future. With 7000 direct employees, 50,000 indirect and a turnover exceeding 1600 million euros, the company’s business philosophy is based on continuous improvement, reinvestment, sustainable development and social commitment.
2.6 per cent of the holding company’s workforce have a disability, by far exceeding the figures set out by the LISMI law which regulates the minimum required by businesses.
About Inserta Empleo
Inserta Empleo, the ONCE foundation entity, expert in employment and training of people with disabilities, has been responsible for the management and development of the Talent Programme (Operational Programme for the Fight against Discrimination 2007-2013), co-financed by the European Social Fund.
Nowadays it participates in the Youth Employment and Social Inclusion and Social Economy programmes approved by the European Union for Spain for the period of 2014-2020. In the first there are two projects entitled ‘Activate your Talent’ and ‘Train your Talent’ and in the second, three: ‘Diverse Talent for Sustainable Businesses’, ‘Boost your Talent’ and ‘Strengthen your Talent’.