SPAR and Cáritas partner to boost employment in Gran Canaria

February 24, 2021 IN THE CATEGORY: Community, COVID-19, Responsible retailing

SPAR and local charity Cáritas Diocesana de Canarias have signed an agreement to boost employment in Gran Canaria. The two parties have made a firm commitment to improve the quality of life of those most at risk of social exclusion by expanding job opportunities at SPAR stores.

Cáritas Diocesana will offer job intermediation support to SPAR Gran Canaria when it comes to onboarding new team members. As a continuation of the collaboration, SPAR will facilitate work experience options for young people, favouring those who have been unemployed over an extended period.

During 2020, the Cáritas Employment Area served over 575 people through its labour guidance services. Despite the health and social crisis generated by COVID-19, 247 people participated in different occupational training modules, and 108 people found employment.

Food donations

SPAR Gran Canaria has also donated more than 2 tonnes of milk and juices to Cáritas to help stock the charity’s social dining rooms.

SPAR and Cáritas have joined forces for years to improve the quality of life of the most disadvantaged groups in Gran Canaria. In 2020, this partnership was enriched through the distribution of purse cards for families in need as well as food donations by the Spanish SPAR Partner to Cáritas.

Source: SPAR Gran Canaria

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SPAR Spain was founded in 1959 thanks to the coming together of a group of wholesalers who wished to be part of an international organisation. The brand became the first voluntary trading chain to be established in Spain.

The head office is in Barcelona. It provides buying, marketing, communications, and brand support to the 13 regional partners. Together, the SPAR operators actively continue the expansion of the brand across the country.