In 2019, Coor Denmark, working in partnership with the Danish municipality Ikast-Brande and Ramsdal Gruppen, created a project aimed at helping the long-term unemployed join the labour force. The project is a good example of how local authorities and businesses can work together to create jobs and assume social responsibility.
The results show that 31 out of 41 of the participants found a permanent job or are on their way to finding one.
The project caught the attention of the Danish government, and in the spring, the company’s offices received a visit from then Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen, who expressed his happiness at hearing the employees’ stories and was inspired by the good results.
Coor was also given two awards for the project, the latest in 2019 in the Upgrading of Skills category. The award was given by Deloitte and Kraka, which in collaboration with the Confederation of Danish Industry (DI), Local Government Denmark (KL), the Danish Tech Ambassador and Social Capital Fund on the Small Great Nation Relay, named Coor as one of the best examples of a company that is making a difference.