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Jobs Match scheme aims to fill vacancies and get county working

Ross Crawford 19th Apr, 2020

A JOB matching service has been launched for Worcestershire by the county’s Local Enterprise Partnership.

It comes in response to the coronavirus outbreak which has left many people unable to work from home and jobs disappearing leaving households without a stable income.

On the other side, some employers are struggling to find people to fill vacancies.

The LEP’s ‘Worcestershire Jobs Match’ is a new service to support all businesses across the county who are having to make immediate changes to their workforce as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic, and for individuals who find themselves being made redundant or looking for work as a result of the current circumstances.

Individuals can sign up to the free service and be paired with local employers who are looking to fill urgent short or long-term roles.

The team will also be able to direct individuals to avenues of further training to help them secure employment.

Sectors such as food, retail, logistics, care, and distribution are all receiving higher than normal demand to support the UK during the pandemic lockdown.

As a result, many businesses in these industries are looking for new staff to support their growing workload and can use the Worcestershire Jobs Match service to fill these vacancies.

The scheme has been created by Worcestershire LEP and Worcestershire County Council and will be run through in a partnership approach with local growth hub Worcestershire Business Central.

The Worcestershire Business Central team will also on hand to help guide organisations looking to find out more information and apply for some of the business support packages recently announced by central Government.

For more information and to get involved with the Worcestershire Jobs Match, visit https://www.worcsjobs.co.uk

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