The Circle of Entrepreneurs and Professionals of the South of Tenerife (CEST) has launched an online employment exchange with which it intends to connect the companies of the region and the different professionals of the Island, “seeking to achieve a balance between supply and demand”. From the Circle they explain that this measure seeks to provide a response to the difficulties encountered by the business sector when it comes to finding professional profiles with the training level adapted to the jobs.
The Board of Directors emphasizes the importance of this initiative “in a context in which the difficulties in finding qualified personnel are putting a brake on our economic activity.” In addition, he assures that “many of our associates have been forced to stop or modify some services due to the lack of adequate professionals.”
That is why the organization has worked “against the clock” to find alternatives to traditional job search methods and try to solve this problem. They emphasize that “this job bank has been created in record time.” In fact, this system, which is available in the CEST website (www.cest.org), already has the first job offers published. “We were clear that we had to act quickly and we have done so,” they add.
This platform has a list of the different jobs offered, which are added directly by the companies after a “simple registration system”. In addition, it allows the user to filter, depending on their needs, based on issues such as training, work experience, type of work or Tenerife municipality.
As they expose from the CEST, This is not the only initiative developed by the organization to solve this problem. “The Circle has also made an absolute commitment to training, collaborating with top-level educational institutions and internally training professionals from associated companies on specific issues, through webinars or training sessions,” they point out.
Even so, they see the support of public administrations as essential to adapt the public training offer to the needs of the labor market: «We cannot continue training professionals as we did ten or fifteen years ago; The business sector, and specifically the tourism sector, is in a moment of full evolution and change. A process that goes through concepts such as security or digitization, and we need professionals trained in these matters.