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CHRONIQUE D'UNE BONNE INTENTION by Alex Mayenfisch on VOD

3.6.2009


Chronique d'une bonne intention (VOD F)

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In 1997 unemployment soared to to new heights in Switzerland. One key concept was going to be used to fight this worrying trend: training. The authorities developed what they called "active measures on the labour market". 11 unemployed people aged from 22 to 49 years were offered a six-month training program aimed at preparing them for a totally new job called an "ecology officer". The fundamental idea of the project was to create new jobs in areas related to the environment. The tasks would include maintaining green areas, managing waste and compost.