Bridgestone supports European Pact for Youth initiative

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Bridgestone has committed to support the European Pact for Youth initiative, a mutual engagement of business leaders and the European Union (EU) to develop and intensify business-education partnerships aimed at boosting youth employability and inclusion.

Initiated by CSR Europe and supported by the European Commission, the Pact for Youth aims to tap the human capital potential of Europe’s youth, which currently experiences high unemployment and exclusion from society. The goal of the two-year program is to support the creation of 10,000 business-education partnerships with the shared objective of establishing at least 100,000 good-quality new apprenticeships, traineeships and entry-level jobs across Europe.

Only two months ago Bridgestone Europe launched a major engineer recruitment campaign for its European R&D Centre with a target to find around 40 engineers with a range of different experience levels, from recent graduates to experienced individuals.

Isabelle de Cambry, general manager, corporate social responsibility at Bridgestone EMEA, said, “By signing this pact, Bridgestone is showing its continued commitment to create economic opportunities through job creation and inclusion. We will support the program by enhancing our internship and apprenticeship program, as well as reinforcing our relationships with key education establishments and organizations.”

December 8, 2015

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