SEGRO and the Tereza Maxová Foundation will continue to support disadvantaged young people in their careers
For the second time, SEGRO will support the program of the Social Personnel Agency, which is implemented by the Tereza Maxová Foundation for Children in the Czech Republic. The project aims to support the employment of young people who are leaving or have already left children's homes.
The cooperation between SEGRO and the Foundation is part of the "Responsible SEGRO" project and offers a comprehensive service to support disadvantaged young people aged 16+ living in institutional care (children's homes and halfway houses) in entering the labor market.
In 2020, almost 120 young people received assistance under the Social Personnel Agency for six months. Activities included creating a CV, arranging interviews and finding a new job for those who needed it. Young people were able to work with professionals and mentors who prepared them for job interviews and strengthened their work habits. As a result of the program, almost half of the participants got a job. This assistance was particularly important given the difficult labor market conditions associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. This year, for the second time, SEGRO has decided to support the Tereza Maxová Foundation in the year 2021 of the Social Personnel Agency program.
"We are convinced that giving a job opportunity to disadvantaged young people is a very important form of help for this group of the population, which is one of the most vulnerable. Especially at this time, when the pandemic has reduced the supply of jobs. We are therefore very grateful for the support of SEGRO and we believe that together we will make it easier for many young people to start their lives, ” says Terezie Sverdlinová from the Tereza Maxová Foundation for Children.
"The three priorities of the 'Responsible SEGRO' program are promoting low-carbon growth, investing in local communities and the environment, and caring for talent. Cooperation with the Tereza Maxová Foundation fits perfectly into our goals, because it supports the development of young people from unprivileged backgrounds focused on employment. We are very proud of the results of 2020 and we hope that thanks to this year, even more young people will be able to find their future employer and improve their living conditions, " says Irena Lankusova, Associate Director, Asset Management, Czech Republic SEGRO.
SEGRO is a UK real estate investment fund (REIT) listed on the London Stock Exchange and Euronext Paris and is a leading owner, manager and developer of modern warehouses and industrial real estate. It owns or manages 8.8 million square meters (95 million square feet) worth £ 17.1 billion and serves customers in a variety of industries. Its properties are located in and around major cities and key transport hubs in the UK and seven other European countries.
For 100 years, SEGRO has been creating spaces that make it possible to do exceptional things. From modern high-capacity warehouses, used primarily for regional, national and international distribution hubs, to city warehouses located close to major population centers and business districts, it provides high-quality assets that enable its customers to thrive.
An integral part of SEGRO's purpose and strategy is its commitment to be a driving force for social and environmental good. SEGRO's Corporate Responsibility Framework focuses on three long-term priorities that the company believes can have the greatest impact: Low-carbon growth, investment in local communities and the environment, and talent management.
SEGRO started operations in Central Europe at the end of 2005. The company currently operates investments in the following strategic locations: Gliwice, Łód,, Poznań, Prague, Strykow, Tychy, Warsaw and Wrocław.
For more information, visit www.SEGRO.com .