RTAS

A will and need to meet the challenges in society regarding the employment of people with disabilities.

MANAGEMENT

13 staff and 60 people doing job training.

DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES

Information, communication, education and Industrial production work – sub contract work.

PRODUCTS

Sub contract work.

FINANCING/FUNDING

Assignments from the industrial sector.

PARTNERS

Labour office Skellefteå
Municipality of Skellefteå
Local Employers Association

LOCATION

Local.

TARGET GROUP/SOCIAL PURPOSE

Work integration for people with disabilities.

DURABILITY AND SUSTAINABILITY

Good network with local employers. A “sales department” – one person in charge of meeting industrial companies and convincing them to change location for the development of their products from China, Baltic region etc to a local arena.

AWARENESS

About a year after they first started. They always knew they had a social agenda and wanted to make a difference for people far from the labour market but they did not communicate to the local employers or Municipality/Labour office about the company structure until a year in to the production phase.

FUTURE DEVELOPMENT PLANS

They are trying to start up business in Robertsfors as well ( a small Municipality south of Skellefteå)

ADVICE FOR STARTING UP A SE

Most importatnt is to have a good network and a good business idea! You need to be professional in the sales area and also willing to work hard to battle predjudice regarding people with disabilities as well as being a Social Enterprise.

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