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Europe – Major companies pledge 100K for new youth jobs

Some 200 companies on Thursday pledged to create new work and training opportunities for Europe’s young jobseekers, of which one out of four is unemployed.Capture d’écran 2014-09-18 à 07.51.55

The alliance of major companies set a goal of creating tens of thousands in additional jobs — or apprenticeships and internships that lead to jobs — over the next several years.

“We are confident that more than 100,000 opportunities will be given in the coming years, but it should go beyond that,” Laurent Freixe, CEO of Nestle Europe, told reporters at the company’s headquarters.

Nestle, the world’s biggest food and drinks maker, is leading the alliance which includes Adecco, AXA, Cargill, CHEP, DS Smith, EY, Facebook, Firmenich, Google, Nielsen, Publicis, Salesforce and Twitter and White & Case. Freixe said Nestle has created 8,000 of the 20,000 new positions it promised to generate by 2016.

Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at Companies in Europe Pledge 100K New Youth Jobs – ABC News.

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