Special Employment Centres
One of the Foundation’s primary goals for people with intellectual disabilities is to include them into society and find them a job.
To this end, we have been setting up companies (Special Employment Centres) for more than 20 years, where the users of our Occupational Centre who have acquired the right skills to carry out a task perfectly, get a job.
These companies currently employ more than 100 employees.
C.E.E. “Cadespain S.L.”
This program was established in 1991 to hire the first users of the Pardo-Valcarce Occupational Centre who had acquired the professional skills to be integrated into the workforce. Their tasks included gardening, cleaning, and various types of manual work. Today, their main activity is to provide public services of washing, repairing, and sorting post that is engaged under contract by the Sociedad Estatal de Correos y Telégrafos S.L. [Spanish postal service] and work in the old kitchen garden that has been transformed into what is today the Huerta de Montecarmelo.
C.E.E. “Cademadrid S.L.”
This program was launched in 1999 to include the new business units: carpentry, flower arranging, print shop, handicrafts and candy making.
C.E.E. “Las Higueras del Tambor S.L.”
Upon acquiring Quinta de la Muñoza [a country estate] in 2006, the Carmen Pardo-Valcarce Foundation opened its latest Special Employment Centre, which specializes in organising and holding events.
The Foundation’s Special Employment Centre is subsidized by the Community of Madrid’s Ministry of Employment, Tourism, and Culture.
These three Special Employment Centres are represented by different Business Units .