Because no one is unemployable, ATD Quart-Monde has designed a project aimed at reallocating public funds dedicated to solidarity to create CDIs paid at the minimum wage, intended for the long-term unemployed.

The “Zero unemployed territories” initiative became a reality in 2016 in ten communities.

After five years of successful experimentation, the time has come to take stock and extend the program.

Answer to a need

ATD Quart-Monde's approach takes the opposite view of the back-to-work assistance systems (which are always temporary), by offering permanent positions.

Far from being artificial, these CDIs aim to meet local needs often neglected by the municipalities for lack of sufficient funding.

Services for associations (events, thematic workshops, solidarity grocery stores, etc.), communities (maintenance of green spaces, small jobs, supervision for canteens, etc.), activities linked to ecological transition, various production (wood, solidarity garages, etc.) or assistance Administrative services to companies and other concierge services are among the activities that can be offered in this context by employment-oriented enterprises (EBE) recruiting the long-term unemployed.

Soon 50 new territories

According to the report published in April 2021 by Dares, the statistical institute of the Ministry of Labor, the concept is bearing fruit.

The improvement in the living conditions and well-being of beneficiaries is notable, while the latter report having more bearable housing costs and are also less likely to forego care for financial reasons.

Likewise, the report estimates that in the absence of this initiative, only 55.9% of EBE employees would have been in post and barely more than a third on permanent contracts.

With a little delay due to the health crisis, the State gave the green light to extend the program.

The law of December 14, 2020 extends the “Zero unemployed territories” for five years and opens up experimentation to 50 new territories.


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What are the profiles?

Over 1,000 people have been hired as part of the “Zero Unemployment Territories” initiative.

And the Dares report shows that the audiences recruited have evolved over the course of the experiment.

The study compared the profile of those entering the first wave of the survey, in 2018, with those arriving between 2019 and early 2020. While all are in a situation of lasting job deprivation, the presence of women has increased. intensified (55.8% against 46.2% in the first wave).

Likewise, the age of beneficiaries has decreased, since more than half are under 42 (compared to a third before 2018).

Finally, the level of diploma of those recruited is increasingly low: 28.3% have no diploma, 21.9% have a CAP or a BEP and 10.3% have a bac +1 or +2 level. .

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