Incommmunities’ Employment Hub team are going digital to help local job seekers hit by the pandemic get back into work.
Their team of advisors are on hand to give free advice and run online courses covering searching local job sites, writing effective CVs, confidence building, completing job applications, making the right impression in interviews, careers advice and more.
In addition, they run a virtual Job Club to connect with people in their homes and offer the right support and advice to help them.
The team can also help job seekers gain the skills and qualifications needed to help them into work including running free online maths and English courses.
One successful job seeker who turned to the team for help is Rashad Mahmood from Allerton. He now works for Incommunities handling the administration for the Employment Hub Team. He was supported by advisor Saima Arif.
Rashad said: "Getting in touch with the Employment Hub team was the best move I could have made, ‘opening the door’ into a job where I am supporting other job seekers. I am looking forward to sharing my experiences and helping other people to find work."
Business – large and small – looking to recruit staff are urged to contact the team’s new Employer Engagement Officer Imran Hussain whose role is to build links with companies looking to take local people on. If that’s you please contact Imran on 07837 999549. Imran has already supported a major supermarket group to recruit store assistants and a local decorating company needing immediate starters.
Nicki Woods, Incommunities’ Contract Manager for the new Employment Hub said: "We are determined to help local job seekers get back into work and we have already helped 25 people affected by the lockdown.
"Since March, we have adapted our services to take a virtual approach and we are active on social media to help reach as many people as possible. At the same time our engagement work with local employers is working well in matching new job opportunities with local unemployed people.
"Our services are free and support Incommunities ambition of improving people’s opportunities by helping them become ‘job ready’ to move into work. If you need support then please contact us."
To find out more about the service or join the free Job Club please contact one of our friendly team on 01274 257788 or email email@example.com
The Employment Hub is part funded by the European Structural and Investment Fund and is supported by Bradford Council and Leeds City Region partners.