Employment and entrepreneurship

We foster training and support for entrepreneurship. Through CaixaBank Dualiza, we promote Dual Vocational Training as a way to generate employment and social improvements.

CaixaBank is firmly committed to generating value and economic growth in the areas in which it operates. Through initiatives and programmes that promote training, employment and entrepreneurship, we contribute to the sustainable development of the communities in which we have a presence. From CaixaBank Dualiza we contribute to meeting these objectives by promoting Vocational Training and its dual education system, with the knowledge that this training mode is the key pathway to our future, by improving the employability of young people and the competitiveness of companies.

Promotion

Promotion of Dual Vocational Training, dual training and continuous training as a driving force for employment and social improvement.

Guidance

Development of projects for young people and other communities, fostering an entrepreneurial spirit.

Organisation

Development of modern and effective systems for carrying out Dual Vocational Training.

We do this with programmes such as the Call for Dualiza Grants, designed to develop learning skills through practical training in a training centre and in the workplace. Many of these projects have a real impact in the areas where they are carried out by contributing to local wealth and helping to maintain the population.

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Promoting inclusive labour markets

In keeping with our commitment to promoting social welfare, we foster initiatives that encourage employment, entrepreneurship and social development.

Through the Start-Up Awards XXI, an initiative promoted by the DayOne division, we support entrepreneurial activity by contributing to the development of young innovative companies with a high potential for growth. The 15th edition held in 2021 attracted 763 companies from Spain and Portugal and 0.8 MEUR were allocated to projects:

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Access to financing

MicroBank is the Group's social bank, a benchmark in financial inclusion through the granting of microloans and other types of financing aimed at promoting productive activity, job creation and personal and family growth.

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Support for vulnerable communities

We collaborate with organisations such as the Red Cross, Cáritas and the Randstad Foundation. In 2021, we allocated 700,000 euros to employment programmes aimed at promoting employability in vulnerable communities.

Special Employment Centres

CaixaBank promotes the use of Special Employment Centres (SEC) to encourage labour market inclusion and professional development for people with functional diversity. In 2021, contracts were awarded to SECs to the value of 7.3 MEUR.

"La Caixa" Foundation Incorpora

CaixaBank upholds the "la Caixa" Foundation Incorpora Programme, which supports the social and labour market integration of people at risk of social exclusion, thanks to the dedication of Incorpora technicians and collaborating companies. In 2021, the programme helped 480 people to integrate successfully into the labour market.

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Furthermore, with our mission to contribute to the financial wellbeing of our customers and to the development of society, CaixaBank has a direct impact on the creation of employment and its contribution to the Spanish GDP. In keeping with this commitment, we support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals: SDG 1: End poverty, SDG 8: sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, and SDG 10: reducing inequality within and among countries.

11.519

million euros in contribution to the Spanish GDP

17.007

jobs created with support for entrepreneurs through MicroBank

57.108

jobs created through the multiplier effect of purchases from suppliers