OTB FOUNDATION SUPPORTS ITALIAHELLO AND ITS ONLINE JOB CLINIC: A BRIGHTER FUTURE FOR MIGRANTS AND FOREIGNERS IN ITALY
Winner of the call for proposals promoted by the Foundation in 2020 “Brave actions for a Better World,” Italiahello distinguished itself with its JobClinic project.
One of the categories particularly damaged by the Covid-19 emergency is refugees and asylum seekers in Italy, who experience a state of marginalization due to various factors but whose problems have been further exacerbated by the economic crisis and social isolation.
To cope with these difficulties, Job Clinic was born: the project-whose ultimate goal is to help immigrants obtain a regular employment contract-was concerned with the development of a system designed to be used primarily on mobile devices containing several sections, including advice on developing resumes, a matching point between job supply and demand, and an area dedicated to training with ad hoc content in different languages.
The platform has been made accessible to external users since February 2022 since the start of the project, more than 1,000 resumes have been uploaded and validated. The beneficiaries, 20 percent represented by women, have found jobs in catering, tourism, goods storage, cultural-linguistic mediation, family and domestic assistance, handicrafts, and construction.
But that’s not all: the supported project also enabled the beneficiaries to take advantage of vocational training courses and several training seminars focused on improving their skills, CV writing or knowledge of the labor market in Italy.