Paris, September 4, 2002._ On September 3, Accor and Agefiph (the fund to encourage the integration of handicapped people in the workplace) signed a fifth national agreement to support employment opportunities for the disabled.
Recruiting and maintaining employment levels—Under this two-year agreement, Accor undertakes to: - Help at least 120 disabled people find jobs in Group companies or establishments, in particular through partnerships with Cap Emploi network (a national network of professionals involved in the integration of handicapped people in the workplace, who provide services to companies and the disabled) - Maintain existing levels of handicapped employees - Take on 100 handicapped trainees under, for example, work-study programs - Introduce additional tools to measure and track the employment of persons with disabilities throughout the Group.
Consolidating the partnership: This new agreement is a further extension of the programs led by Accor since 1992, which have resulted in the hiring of nearly 450 handicapped people between 1994 and 2002.
These programs are being managed by a national project team within Accor’s Employment Department.
With 147,000 associates in 140 countries, Accor is the European leader and one of the world`s largest groups in travel, tourism and corporate services, with two major international activities:
- hotels: more than 3,700 hotels (423,000 rooms) in 90 countries, casinos, travel agencies, and restaurants;
- services to corporate clients and public institutions: each day, 13 million people in 31 countries use a broad range of services (food vouchers, people care and services, incentive, loyalty programs, events) engineered and managed by Accor.
Created under legislation passed on July 10, 1987, Agefiph manages a fund for the integration of handicapped people in the workplace. It aims to create job opportunities for the disabled in an ordinary working environment and helps them retain their jobs. It provides solutions across the hiring, training and work process, including skills evaluations, work-study programs, apprenticeships, job grants, access and special facilities.