LIMA – Grupo Eulen, a global services giant based in Spain, has consolidated its business in Peru, where it set up shop more than 15 years ago, and now not only provides jobs for 7,000 people but also means to bring them one and all into the formal economy and so improve their quality of life, company executives said.
Eulen CEO Maria Jose Alvarez said her company, “more than providing services that include cleaning, private security, maintenance, recruiting, building management, the environment, health and logistics, is concerned about “creating opportunities” for its employees.
“In the country (Peru) the level of informal jobs is around 75 percent, a situation that we as a company have the duty to change,” Alvarez said, adding that “formal employment improves the quality and conditions of life for employees and their families.”
She noted, in that sense, that all Eulen workers “have access to fundamental labor rights and social security.”
As part of its activities in Peru, Eulen has maintained for the third straight year an agreement with the Miguel Grau Center for Alternative Basic Education in Lima to provide educational services for its workers, their families and members of the community who were unable to complete their primary and secondary school studies, a program it expanded last month to Arequipa.
In that regard, Eulen’s managing director in Peru, Rodrigo Yepez, considered this a “very valuable” step because it helps end illiteracy and doubles down on the efforts of public institutions to “make youngsters and adults more employable.”
Eulen added that the outsourcing market will grow by 5 percent this year to more than $600 billion, while the company in Peru has had a growth of 10 percent so far in 2018.
Grupo Eulen has more than 56 years of experience in the market and has over 7,000 clients in 14 countries, employing nearly 90,000 people worldwide.