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“Hailli, Haillo, we give you a job”: the call of craftsmen and restaurateurs in Strasbourg

Ⓒ AFP – PATRICK HERTZOG – | Gathering of craftsmen and business leaders to alert on their difficulties to recruit, September 30, 2017 in Strasbourg

Around forty craftsmen and businessmen sported Saturday in the center of Strasbourg placards proclaiming “Hailli, Haillo, you are given a job”, to alert on their difficulties to recruit, said an AFP photographer .

Representatives of companies in the catering or building industries, mainly, the “protesters” had placarded their recruitment announcements on signs that they showed to passers-by.

“Research for a year CDD and CDI. A chief of rank, a waiter, a receptionist …” said one of the restorers on his poster.

“The normal way of recruiting, that is to say the classified ads or the Pôle Emploi, no longer works: we do not have a candidate,” explained Giovanni Capone, head of a restaurant located near Strasbourg, and who had long struggled to find the two additional employees he needed. “I do not have to recruit, I am obliged to refuse customers!”, He said.

Last Monday, Mr Capone made the “buzz” on the social networks by traveling the streets of Strasbourg with a sign proclaiming “We do not give alms, we propose a job”.

Ⓒ AFP – PATRICK HERTZOG – | Gathering of craftsmen and business leaders to alert on their difficulties to recruit, September 30, 2017 in Strasbourg

“I said to myself:” If someone is looking for work, I may find him on the street. “After that, I received a lot of resumes, and I am finally on the point of recruiting.” -he.

“There are tradespeople, they’ve been looking for someone for six months, it’s a real problem in the craft industry. But to think it’s a communication problem, because it seems the workforce still exists “.

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