When sharing makes
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Annual Report - Edition 2021!

Our approach

DUO for a JOB matches young job seekers with an immigrant background with people over 50 who use their professional experience to accompany and support them in their job search.

As soon as the duo has been matched, the young mentee and his/her mentor meet for a minimum of two hours a week over a period of six months.

DUO for a JOB provides services to young job seekers and future mentors in France in Paris, Lille and Marseille as well as in Belgium and the Netherlands.


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duos launched since 2013

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7 out of 10 young people get a job, an internship or training


9 out of 10 mentors repeat the experience

A few testimonies…

quote I find this project both promising and positive. I wanted to share my experience with others; that’s what I’m doing now with my mentee quote

Luc, 65 years old

quote I love DUO. A team that is both professional and honest. I love the attitude and energy. It can simply make life better! quote

Yasser, 25 years old

quote It is so well thought out and organised that I wouldn’t stop anymore! quote

Chantal, 67 years old

quote With DUO for a JOB, I had the chance to pass on the best of a whole lifetime and was then surprised to realise that I was actually receiving much more in return, from both the association and my mentee quote

Jacques, 70 years old

quote DUO is just the programme I needed. It enabled me to go further in my search efforts towards employment. I gained experience. I regret that I did not hear about this programme much sooner but I am very proud of all I have learned from it quote

Francine, 30 years old

quote Both exciting and rewarding, each DUO broadens the humanity’s horizons quote

Françoise, 62 years old

quote I have learned so much. Thanks to DUO, I have regained confidence in myself. I had run out of ideas. I was lost and now I have found myself quote

Ali, 22 years old

News and Publications

“Duo for a job” : accompagner les jeunes vers l’emploi par le mentorat I 05/2022

Créée en 2012 et implantée depuis quelques mois à Marseille, l’association DUO for a JOB propose de constituer des binômes entre des jeunes issus de l’immigration en recherche d’emploi et des mentors expérimentés de plus de 50 ans. 

“Nous partons d’un double constat”, explique Fatoumata Baba, directrice de l’antenne marseillaise, “un taux de chômage élevé pour les jeunes issus de l’immigration et une envie de transmettre et de se rendre utile pour les plus de 50 ans”. Selon la directrice, l’objectif est triple : “promouvoir l’égalité des chances dans l’accès à l’emploi, agir sur le vieillissement actif et favoriser la cohésion sociale et le vivre-ensemble”. 

Lire l’article complet sur le site de RCF Radio

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