Jobs initiative to continue to help people into workPublished Wednesday 19 May 2021
Job seekers are set to have a permanent route into the workplace thanks to a successful Harborough District Council initiative becoming long-term.
Following the success of the Council’s inaugural Harborough Jobs Week earlier this year, the initiative is being rolled out on a permanent basis.
During Harborough Jobs Week, over 50 local jobs were shared, along with apprenticeships, kickstart placements and employment support opportunities. Two employment support webinars were also delivered in partnership with the National Careers service.
Due to the success of the week, and the positive feedback received, Harborough Jobs will become a permanent service for the residents and employers of Harborough district.
Cllr Phil King, Leader of Harborough District Council, said: “Harborough Jobs Week was an innovative event that really engaged people and we are delighted that we’ve been able to make this a permanent fixture to help businesses recruit great staff, and also help jobs seekers into the workplace which is so important during these challenging times.”
There has been a 187% increase in those claiming unemployment benefit in the Harborough district since January 2020. The aim of Harborough Jobs is to provide a one stop shop for job seekers to help with CV and interview skills, access support programmes and search for local vacancies. It will be available to anyone who is unemployed, or those in work but seeking new opportunities, or simply uncertain of their job security.
Employers are being encouraged to get in touch with the Council with their job vacancies which will be promoted for free across the Council’s channels. The Council will also support employers with their recruitment needs, including setting up apprenticeships, applying for the Kickstart Scheme, upskilling current staff and more.
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