Founded in Montpellier in 2017, “La Métropolitaine de Services” has a mission to develop jobs in priority neighborhoods. The occupational inclusion company hires 80% of its staff from underprivileged areas and gets them involved with its organization.
Over 50 people employed in 2018This initiative was launched by the Céphée social interest group, led by Jamal Benghabrit. The group includes Pil'emploi, a temporary job agency for occupational inclusion; and Coraline, a training and support organization that promotes social and occupational inclusion for people in difficulty. These two establishments comprise the main body of La Métropolitaine de Services, whose first clients include Hérault Habitat, ACM (Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole’s public housing office), Foncia, Eiffage, and more.
“Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole supported our project from the outset by granting us a subsidy, and by having us handle selected sites,” says Emmanuel Kasperski.
La Métropolitaine de Services has already shown positive results: revenue reaching 750,000 euros for the first year, with over 50 people employed, 80% of whom are residents of priority neighborhoods. Work projects engaged in late 2018 include the renovation of five pumping stations with a group of graffiti artists from the La Mosson area on behalf of Véolia and Montpellier Métropole. An emblematic undertaking...