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La Chinata participates in the conference 'Disability and Employment'

On March 11, the conference 'Disability and Employment' took place in Cáceres, which brought together companies and associations that work for the integration of people with disabilities. An appointment attended by José Ramón Oliva, manager of LA CHINATA, who participated as a speaker in a session on the promotion of employment and effective equality in access by people with disabilities, due to the commitment of LA CHINATA with labor inclusion through the Placeat association.

Discapacidad y Empleo.
During the day of 'Disability and Employment'

The conference was organized by the Department of Equality and Social Policies of the Cáceres Provincial Council, and also included the intervention of the general director of the Extremadura Service for the Promotion of Autonomy and Dependency Care (Sepad), Consolación Serrano, and with representatives of associations and companies who explained, in first person, their integration programs and their experiences in the world of work.

68% of disabled people do not work or seek employment

The SEPAD director highlighted various data, such as that 8% of the population of Extremadura has some type of disability and must face barriers and obstacles every day in order to fully enjoy life, among which is the difficulty of being able to access a work activity.

In fact, Consolación Serrano pointed out, only 1 in 4 people with disabilities of working age have a job; the unemployment rate in this group is 10 points higher than the average; the employment rate, 3 points lower than the average, and the activity rate for people with disabilities is 32%. In short, 68% of people with disabilities do not work or seek employment.

The day continued with the session Experiences, good practices and evaluation of the 'Diputación Integra' Plan, which included the intervention of representatives of various Town Halls, as well as the Placeat, Asdivi, APTO, Aidim, Aspainca and Mensajeros de la Paz associations.

Subsequently, a session was held on the promotion of employment and effective equality in access by people with disabilities, in which our manager José Ramón Oliva participated on behalf of LA CHINATA, as well as Feafes, ONCE , Full Inclusion, Down, Cocemfe, Fexas and the Carrefour project. This part ended with a session on integration and diversity experiences.

Mercedes Serrato, a gender and disability researcher, also addressed "the purple gap in labor inclusion."

Placeat, since 1972

Place at is an NGO with which we work, which is in charge of carrying out manipulations of various items from La Chinata through its labor inclusion programs for people with disabilities. Among the work they do for our brand is our pack women's mini pack and men's mini pack among others. In this way, through their work groups, they are committed to labor inclusion directly by hiring people with disabilities.

It is a pleasant association in favor of People with intellectual disabilities declared of Public Utility by the Council of Ministers. It began its journey in Plasencia in 1972 and its objective is to improve the quality of life of people with intellectual disabilities and their families and offer its associates a total quality response.

It also fights for the integration, normalization, insertion, inclusion, autonomy, independent life... of all its user-clients.

In short, it works every day to achieve the well-being of people with disabilities and the defense of their rights.

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