CEMEX join Global Alliance for YOUth
Company joins global business alliance to help young people enter the professional world
CEMEX have joined the Global Alliance for YOUth (All4YOUth), a business alliance of more than 200 companies that seeks to strengthen the capabilities of young people between the ages of 18 and 29 years to enter the professional world.
CEMEX are one of 20 multinational companies that recently joined the alliance and were announced at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
Founded by Nestlé in 2014, All4YOUth is a business-driven movement of like-minded organizations working together to help young people around the world to acquire the skills they need to thrive in the workplace of today and tomorrow.
CEMEX, together with the Global Alliance for YOUth, continue their contribution to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly six SDGs focused on youth, including: Zero Hunger, Quality Education, Gender Equality, Decent Work and Economic Growth, Reduced Inequalities, and Climate Action.
CEMEX’s participation the alliance is expected to help more than 65,000 young people by 2022. To date, the company’s social programmes have already reached 34,000 youth through the New Employment Opportunities (NEO) alliance, with 60% formal job placement within six months.
‘CEMEX seek to promote and participate in high-impact social programmes to empower women, youth, and communities, helping them find employment and improve family incomes,’ said Fernando A. Gonzalez, chief executive officer of CEMEX (pictured).
‘We are currently members of the NEO alliance, an initiative that works to raise and strengthen employment opportunities for young people through scholarships, counselling and job training. Now, together with All4YOUth, we continue to strengthen our commitment to youth, and through this global alliance, we are convinced that we can help them on a larger scale.’
The aim of the alliance is to reduce school drop-out rates, contribute to young people’s employability, and to help them develop their skills for the workplace of today and tomorrow. Internally, CEMEX will continue their digital talent development by hiring and preparing people with work capabilities for the future.