Google.org Impact Challenge: Tech for Social Good - Diagoriente
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Using technology to help jobseekers gain access to professional immersions.
Unemployment in France has been an ongoing challenge, especially with certain groups. 17% of 15 to 24-year-olds are unemployed, as are 500K people with disabilities.
The Google.org Fellows helped the Diagoriente team to create a civic tech platform where jobseekers could apply for new "professional immersions" – a week or month-long internship in a company. These are available to people of all ages and backgrounds so that they can try out a new job or retrain into a new industry altogether.
“Thanks to the team of Google.org Fellows: Clément, Gabriella, Stepan, Jean-Francois, Simon and Nicolas, who joined our team full-time for six months pro-bono, we were able to build a reliable product that was able to scale quickly. In a few months, more than 17 000 people have contacted companies to request professional immersions”
– Nathalie Reyre,
“Through this Fellowship, I had the opportunity to help launch a product that is helping thousands of job seekers in France, but I was also able to improve my level of French as a bonus. They are a brilliant, fast-paced organisation in the public sector with a very important mission.”
– Gabriella Araujo,
How the Google.org Fellows helped
Assisted in building the platform from user sign up to displaying available opportunities and contact information for each role.
Facilitated collaborations with other French civic unemployment initiatives such as Pass Emploi and 1 Jeune 1 Solution, to improve the platform with their existing service.
Supported development of a pilot marketing campaign.
Impact of the project
34,000 companies signed up for the initiative, and over 7,000 people have completed professional immersions.
It now takes 48 hours to process a contract (down from 15 days).
The professional immersion program helps 72% of candidates to secure a job within a year.