Colombia: Prominent companies offering jobs to demobilised combatants, in the context of a signed peace agreement with Farc guerrilla group

Author: Vanguardia.com, Published on: 18 December 2015

[This is an informal translation by the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre of the original news in Spanish]

 “Emab amongst the 20 best companies offering jobs to demobilised peoples”

A report published by the Colombian Agency for Reintegration (ACR), revealed that the Bucaramanga Municipal Cleaning Company, Emab, is amongst the 20 companies that offer employment to demobilised peoples in the country.  This is of particular importance given that it is one of the smallest companies in the list…In fact, Emab has offered more jobs to reintegrated combatants than any other company in the region, making it an example if a final peace agreement is reached with FARC guerrillas in the coming months…According to the ACR, there are at least 500 companies hiring demobilised people in the country…Amongst the 20 companies that offer employment are: Femsa-Coca-Cola, Sodexo, Terpel, EPM, Eternit, Bancolombia, Caja Social, Manuelita, Corona, Juan Valdés, Coltabaco, Bolivar Group, Exito Group and Cencosud…

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Related companies: Banco Caja Social Bancolombia Coca-Cola FEMSA Elementia EPM (Empresas Públicas de Medellín) Eternit Colombiana (part of Elementia) Éxito [part of Groupe Casino] FEMSA Seguros Bolívar (part of Grupo Bolívar) Terpel