Ile-de-France doubles security guard bonus for 2024 Olympics
To make up for the shortage of staff for the Olympic Games in 2024, the Ile-de-France region agreed on Friday the doubling a bonus that is intended to attract people who are now without jobs to train for careers in the private security industry.
One year away from the Rugby World Cup and two years away from the Olympics in Paris, the regional council chaired by Valérie Pécresse (LR) voted to increase the bonus for job seekers who will accept training in the private security sector from 1,000 to 2,000 euros “jobs in tension.” This was done in anticipation of both events taking place in Paris. This assistance is a component of a larger package of experimental measures that are being implemented within the framework of the PRICE (Regional Skills Investment Pact). These measures are being co-financed by the state and the region, and their purpose is to encourage people who are looking for work to receive training in industries that are currently experiencing labor shortages. These industries include construction, industry, hotels and restaurants, information technology, health and social services, agriculture, and others.
On Thursday, the Minister of the Interior, Gérald Darmanin, announced a series of measures that will facilitate the recruitment of private security agents for the 2024 Olympics. Among these measures is the creation of a private security agent database “particular and provisional title in particular for students. ” The minister was quoted in Les Echos as saying that approximately 25,000 additional private security agents are required for the Olympics. This represents almost 20% of the entire number of persons working in the profession, which now stands at 130,000. Since the failure of the police to maintain order during the Champions League final that took place at the Stade de France on May 28, many individuals have voiced their skepticism about the ability of the authorities to maintain order during the Olympics. The Ile-de-France area said that the security industry accounted for 20,000 job offers during the second quarter, which is “an increase of about 50% over one year.”
“When you work staggered hours when your income barely surpasses the minimum wage, you should not anticipate that there are many suitors to execute a job that is, to put it bluntly, painful,” Julie Garnier, an opponent of the LFI, emphasized in the permanent committee. The elected official is critical of the regional executive for failing to provide the essential accommodations for the security personnel, as well as the necessary transportation, to improve the working environment. The Caps, which is the National Council for Private Security Activities and is the regulatory body for the sector under the Ministry, has once again criticized the elected Insoumise, stating that “this profession is not in tension by chance,” but the real reason is that the Caps “does not show speed in renewing their professional card.” “It was decided to cut back on investments.
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