Jobs Fuse help for unemployed during outbreak

A new service has been launched to help those who have been made unemployed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic in the North Yorkshire region to get back into employment.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 28th April 2020, 9:55 am
Chair of the LEP Skills Board Sam Alexander.
Chair of the LEP Skills Board Sam Alexander.

York and North Yorkshire Jobs Fuse brings the expertise of the National Careers Service, the Department for Work and Pensions and the York and North Yorkshire Growth Hub together to provide a ‘one stop shop’ for both job seekers and local employers.

This service will connect employers who have urgent vacancies with suitable candidates across the region available for an immediate start.

Employers making redundancies will be able to secure support for their employees, labour market intelligence and information on suitable opportunities in the region.

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A dedicated helpline is available for employers to ensure that they receive a timely and efficient service.

York and North Yorkshire Jobs Fuse aims to support individuals who have lost their jobs or whose employment has been affected during the crisis through its dedicated telephone enquiry service – which offers free, impartial and professional advice – including practical aspects such as CV writing and advice on exploring funding for training.

Sam Alexander, Chair of the LEP Skills Board, said, “We’re delighted to announce the launch of York and North Yorkshire Jobs Fuse.

“We know that many of our business leaders are having to make really difficult decisions regarding their companies and people and many people are worried about their jobs and income.

“York and North Yorkshire Jobs Fuse will play a vital role in connecting workers with valuable skills and experience to new opportunities, allowing much smoother transitions between jobs and ensuring essential vacancies can be filled quickly.

“It’s a great example of how effective partnership working and joining up of services can lead to impactful investment in our people, businesses and communities.”

The service will be promoted online through the York and North Yorkshire Growth Hub website.

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