20-Oct-2015 Warsaw / Poland
New job after a long break – it's possible!
Henkel Poland, in cooperation with Women’s Place Foundation, launched the third edition of the social project “On the Way to Work”. An intensive 10-week course for a group of 20 long-term unemployed women started on October 5.
“Women who remain unemployed for more than 12 months have to overcome many barriers, often of a psychological nature, on their way back to work. We want to help them with the professional activation training designed to rebuild their self-esteem, provide additional skills and increase their understanding of the job market,” said Agnieszka Kramm, psychologist and psychotherapist from the Women’s Place Foundation, a non-profit organization in Warsaw that specializes in supporting women’s personal and professional development.
Like in the previous editions, the training program will include a workshop with female managers and employees from Henkel that will allow the participants to get in touch with the reality of work at an international organization.
“The project turned out to be very effective. Half of the 80 women who have participated in the trainings so far have successfully come back to work,” said Dorota Strosznajder, project coordinator from Henkel Poland. “That is why we decided to continue it also this year.”
With the “On the way to work” project, Henkel Poland promotes the concept of diversity and shapes better opportunities for women on the Polish labor market.