DuoDay initiative – Air France promotes employment opportunities for people with disabilities
On May 16, the company is taking part in DuoDay, where it will welcome 20 people with disabilities for a day of exchange and professional inclusion working together in pairs with a company member of staff. One of them will spend the day with Anne Rigail, Air France CEO.
A European initiative supported by the French Secretary of State for people with disabilities, DuoDay is an opportunity to share a mutually rewarding experience and, together, change perceptions of disability. For people with disabilities, this is the possibility to discover a profession and initiate their professional integration. For the volunteer employee and the company, it offers them the chance to overcome prejudice, raise teams’ awareness, and discover new talents! DuoDay can truly foster vocations and create opportunities for future collaborations.
Air France – an active and exemplary role in employing people with disabilities
The company has been actively committed to promoting the employment of people with disabilities for close to 30 years. Some 2,000 staff with a disability currently work at Air France, representing 6.68% of the workforce (including the protected and adapted sector).
Last year, the company signed with labour unions its 10th three-year agreement concerning the employment and professional integration of people with disabilities, with as its main ambition that of surpassing the legal recruitment target of 6% of staff with a disability in the long term. This new three-year agreement also provides for the investment of 3.4 million euros to promote the employment of staff with disabilities, representing more than three times the legal contribution.
Beyond the figures, Air France is committed on a daily basis to -
• recruiting people with disabilities,
• integrating, supporting and keeping these people in employment by adapting their work station and conditions,
• using the protected and adapted sector,
• raising awareness among managers and staff.