246 people with a disadvantage on the labour market have started working at Schiphol
Since the signing of the Schiphol Banenplan (jobs programme) in January 2020, 246 people with a disadvantage on the labour market have started working at the airport. The jobs programme is a collaboration between Werkgevers Servicepunt Groot-Amsterdam (WSP), the municipality of Amsterdam, Schiphol Aviation Community (LCS) and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.
We are pleased that so many people with a disadvantage on the labour market are finding a suitable workplace at our airport. Despite the challenges and impact of the coronavirus crisis, Schiphol remains a place of diverse work for people with different talents and education levels. Everyone who is able and willing to work deserves a chance at Schiphol. We remain committed to this.
In January 2020, Royal Schiphol Group, WSP, the municipality of Amsterdam and Schiphol Aviation Community signed the jobs programme with the aim of providing a workplace at Schiphol for 750 people with a disadvantage on the labour market within 3 years. Due to the impact of the coronavirus crisis on the labour market in the travel sector, this target was no longer feasible.
Despite the turbulent period that is currently still ongoing, our ambition to be an inclusive airport has remained unchanged. Up to now, 246 people from this target group have now found a job at Schiphol. Many of them are working in transport and logistics. The largest group of entrants are young people and people on unemployment benefit or social assistance.
An inclusive airport
The Schiphol jobs programme forms part of the Aviation Inclusive initiative. More than 50 employers at Schiphol are committed to creating sustainable jobs for people with a disadvantage on the labour market. For example, these include people over 50, asylum permit holders, people with disabilities and people on long-term benefits. Watch three examples in this video: