Social Enterprises and Their Relationship with Potential Employers

Practices and Logics of Action of the Professional Staff Responsible for Job Placement

  • Mélanie Pitteloud Hochschule für Soziale Arbeit der HES-SO Valais-Wallis
Keywords: social enterprises, labour market integration, job placement, unemployment, Switzerland

Abstract

In our research project, running since October 2019, we study how social enterprises place their participants in the primary labour market. The practices of the social enterprise’s specialists are shaped by the complex relationship between social enterprises, social services that assign their clients to the social enterprises, and the regular labour market, where the enterprises find potential employers for their clients. This paper deals with the relationship between the social enterprises and the regular labour market. In particular, it examines the relationship between the professional staff responsible for job placement and potential employers in the primary labour market.

 

Author Biography

Mélanie Pitteloud, Hochschule für Soziale Arbeit der HES-SO Valais-Wallis

Mélanie Pitteloud studierte an der Universität Zürich Ethnologie. Seit Oktober 2019 wirkt sie als wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin an der Hochschule für Soziale Arbeit der HES-SO Valais-Wallis mit – im Rahmen des vom Schweizerischen Nationalfonds geförderten Forschungsprojektes «Activités de placement de bénéficiaires sur le marché du travail par les entreprises sociales d’insertion en Suisse ».

Published
2021-06-30
How to Cite
Pitteloud, Mélanie. 2021. “Social Enterprises and Their Relationship With Potential Employers: Practices and Logics of Action of the Professional Staff Responsible for Job Placement”. TSANTSA – Journal of the Swiss Anthropological Association 26 (June):203-11. https://doi.org/10.36950/tsantsa.2021.26.7023.