ERIC Number: ED468449
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
The Professionalisation of Community-Sector Jobs: The Case of Intermediate Organisations.
Guitton, Christophe; Legay, Agnes
Training & Employment, n43 Apr-Jun 2001
Intermediate organizations are non-profit structures active in the area of integration through economic activity aimed at reintegrating those with severe social and occupational problems into the labor market in France. With the employment crises of the past 2 decades, these organizations have been confronted by an ever-increasing demand and an imperative of rapid growth. Arising mainly from the initiatives of local activists, they were often composed of volunteers at the outset but have gradually reinforced and expanded their staffs by taking on growing numbers of salaried employees. In the process, they have achieved a particular form of professionalization, notably by integrating management imperatives into an approach that is still based on activist commitment. Indeed, these organizations have remained faithful to the ideal of civic solidarity inherent in France's Law of 1901 that has regulated community-sector organizations for over a century. (Author/YLB)
Descriptors: Activism, Community Organizations, Developed Nations, Disadvantaged, Employees, Employment Potential, Employment Services, Foreign Countries, Linking Agents, Nonprofit Organizations, Professional Development, Professional Personnel, Unemployment, Unskilled Workers, Volunteers
For full text: http://www.cereq.fr/cereq/trai43.pdf.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches sur les Qualifications, Marseilles (France).
Identifiers - Location: France