Topic of the practice
Growth and strengthening of the Social enterprises
Good Practice Information
The constitution of an employers' group may enable social enterprises to come together to employ a workforce which they would not be able to afford to recruit alone.In an employers' group (association or cooperative), the employees of the employers' group carry out successive periods of work for each of the member companies of the group.The aim is to:- create a secure, good-quality job which will be of interest to a qualified employee, whose services the employers wish to engage;- employ workers with particular qualifications (quality technician, accountant, etc.) part-time, for a number of hours corresponding exactly to group members' needs,- maintain the job of an employee in several companies in cases where their original employer would be obliged to make them redundant;- use the services of an employee to carry out different seasonal works at different periods throughout the year; - benefit occasionally from additional labour.
Financial framework:Regional aid for starting up employers' groups,Support for the network of PROGET organisations for assisting employers' groups.PACA Region annual budget: €300,000.Promoters:- Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur Region,- PROGET network.Beneficiaries:The employers' group benefits from Regional aid on start-up: total maximum aid of €20,000 (depending on the size of the group) to be spread over the 2 first years of operation of the group.This aid may take into account the running needs and investment needs of the group. However, it is conditional on the actual recruitment of staff.The PROGET resource centres covering the regional area may be approached to assist with setting up these employers' groups.
Evidence of success
200 employers' groups set up in the PACA region, impacting 1600 employees.
Over 10% of these groups are composed of social enterprises.
Contact details to obtain further information on the practice
PROGET 04, PROGET 13, PROGET 83, PROGET 84