From jamie goodwin | Friday 17 April 2020
Scheme will connect employers who have urgent vacancies with individuals across Humber who are available to start work.
A new service is helping those made jobless as a result of the coronavirus outbreak in the Humber get back into employment.
Humber Jobs Fuse will connect employers who have urgent vacancies with individuals across Humber who are available to start work.
The joint service has been created by the Humber LEP, The Education Development Trust, the Department for Work and Pensions, Hull City Council, the three other Humber local authorities and Skills Support for the Workforce
It will also support key regional employers with gaps in their staffing due to the pandemic, such as those in the care sector, and speak to employers who have to make redundancies to see if there are opportunities for their staff in the region.
Humber Jobs Fuse will also support those who have lost their jobs through a telephone enquiry service offering free professional advice on subjects such as CV writing and access to training.
Stephen Savage, chair of the Humber LEP’s Employment and Skills Board, said: “The Humber Jobs Fuse will provide a vital service for those affected by employment issues due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Humber LEP has been pleased to step in to develop this new service together with our partners, which gives further support in addition to the Government's employment support package."
People can seek support by calling 0800 100900, while employers can call 0808 1963596 or email JobsFuse@educationdevelopmenttrust.com.
Learn more about the project here.