provides businesses with the opportunity to tap into local talent and to play
their part in reducing rising unemployment levels in the city. The service
offers employers free vacancy advertising and hands on support to find the
right candidates for their roles. This
service not only helps local employers to fill roles quickly, they can also find out more about the latest incentives to
help future proof and safeguard their business, such as paid six-month
placements for young people through the Kickstart Scheme.
figures published by the Office of National Statistics show that 7.6% of the population in Newcastle
– a staggering 15,585 people, were on Jobseekers Allowance or Universal Credit
and looking for work in February 2021. This is an increase of 67% from the
previous year, as a result of the unprecedented impact on the job economy
caused by the pandemic.
support local people who are unemployed, at risk of redundancy or looking to
change career, through fast access to local job opportunities, apprenticeships,
training – including information on courses to gain new skills, employment
advice, financial support, and access to a variety of employment partners.
University, who is a registered employer on Jobs@SkillsHub, has been using the
service since its launch late last year.
about the job matching service, Karen Povey, People Services Business
Partner (Recruitment) at Newcastle University said:
University uses the Jobs@SkillsHub portal to help advertise opportunities. It encourages
individuals who may not be aware of the variety of roles the University has
available. Jobs@Skills Hub is easy to use, and the service and support provided
has been hugely beneficial in helping us recruit the right people for our
Hartley, Head of Economic Development, Newcastle City Council added:
has been incredible to see people returning to the city centre last week as
more and more businesses have been able to reopen, particularly in the
hospitality and retail sectors.
is so important that the city’s employers support local people back to work as
they look to recruit new staff during this time. Jobs@SkillsHub helps get these
local jobs out to local people looking for work, and we encourage employers to
sign-up and play their part in helping our economic recovery.”
by the North of Tyne Combined Authority’s COVID-19 Capacity Fund,
Jobs@SkillsHub was launched by Newcastle City Council to tackle rising
unemployment due to job losses and redundancies caused by the impact of
Covid-19. It complements existing services
provided by the Skills Hub who have supported hundreds of people into
education, work, or training.
you are unemployed and looking for work or an employer looking for support to
fill your vacancies sign up at www.skillshubnewcastle.co.uk