Employment Forums are launched to help young people find work

Employment Forums are launched to help young people find work

The INCYDE foundation of the Spanish Chambers of Commerce together with the Malaga City Council, through the National Center for Digital Content, and the Malaga Chamber of Commerce, are organizing the next 11th of February, the first of five free forums aimed at publicizing new professional opportunities for young people under 30 years of age, within the "Youth with a Future" project, financed by the ESF.

This first session, under the title Gamer for Life, will be dedicated to the video game industry, one of the fastest growing sectors on the national digital scene. Providing the opportunity to get to know this sector and the many professional opportunities it offers. The day will feature presentations by:

• Edgar Medina Rodriguez, Country Manager for Spain, Italy and Portugal at Riot Games, the company that develops such popular games worldwide as League of Legends or Valorant. His talk, «Big players: a place for your passion in the big multinationals», will explain the possibilities of employment and careers within the multinational video game industry.

• David Caballero, editor-in-chief of Gamereactor in Spain, one of the most important video game websites in the world, will talk about the variety of employment opportunities in the media dedicated to the world of gaming in his talk “Play to tell the story: Opportunities in the communication of the sector

• Mauricio García, CEO and Producer of The Game Kitchen studio, responsible for the award-winning independent game Blasphemous, will speak in his presentation “Going indie: entrepreneurship in the sector” about the possibility of embarking on a career within the various independent game producers, and the different positions and needs to cover.

That the video game is a key industry is evidenced by its 104.570 million euros as a world value (Statista, 2011) as well as the generation of profits in our country, in an upward trend and which reached 2020 million euros in 1747. The video game generated in Spain, according to data from the Spanish Video Game Association (AEV)), more than 7.300 direct jobs and, according to the AEVI White Paper, 57% of Spanish video game studios managed to keep all their employees, with 36% of studies that, during the pandemic, managed to increase it. Currently, our country is home to more than 400 production studios.

This program of talks will take place on February 11, 2022 from 9 a.m. to 14 p.m., at the FYCMA Trade Fair and Congress Center of Malaga (Ortega y Gasset 201, Malaga), prior registration at this link: https://www.incyde.org/yacimientos-inscripciones/c81e728d9d4c2f636f067f89cc14862c

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