As a result of the Coronavirus outbreak, while some businesses have seen their order books slashed, some sectors have seen a huge surge in demand for their goods and services leaving them with an immediate shortage of staff.
In response, Stockport Council has launched a job matching website to help support employers with vacancies and individuals across the Stockport borough who are looking for work.
Stockport Jobs Match, will help to connect employers who have urgent temporary or permanent vacancies with applicants who are immediately available and in need of employment.
The website features job opportunities from all sectors who are experiencing a surge in demand including supermarkets who have vacancies for positions including sales staff, shelf stackers, warehouse operatives and delivery drivers. There is also a call for temporary staff to cover priority functions due to sickness including in the areas of healthcare, social care and education.
Easy to use
People looking for work are able to upload their CV (or an overview of their recent employment and key skills if they do not have a CV) and request to be alerted to vacancies matching their skills.
Employers are able to submit details of their vacancy, the experience or minimum criteria required from applicants, the working hours and duration. They will then receive notifications directly with CVs of applicants matching their requirements.
The Stockport Jobs Match service is a free to use resource for both individuals and businesses. The website will also help signpost individuals to available support services and information.
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