Stockport Jobs Match has revealed a growing demand from Stockport businesses for new staff as companies begin to reopen their doors after lockdown.
100 days since launching, Stockport Jobs Match has allowed almost 100 employers in the borough to advertise vacancies and reach local job seekers.
After 60 days, Stockport Jobs Match had advertised 205 local vacancies, but at the 100 day mark, this has climbed to over 400 jobs with 96 employers. The service has currently over 900 jobseekers registered who are automatically notified of new jobs matching their interests and skils, and has been able to present over 5000 CVs to employers as a result, in addition to referring jobseekers to apply via employers’ own websites.
Feedback for the service from employers has also been positive. Amber Beardmore, Recruitment Consultant at Creative Support said:
Caroline and the Jobs Match Team have really gone out of their way to support us with our recruitment campaign – and they continue to do so.
“Their free advertising and CV matching service has already connected us with an impressive number of applicants, so I would absolutely recommend this free service to local employers or jobseekers. It’s thanks to these local initiatives that jobseekers feel genuinely supported and listened to.”
Neelam Ilyas, Recruitment Advisor at housing provider The Guinness Partnership said:
Advertising our roles with Stockport Jobs match service has been a smooth and easy process enabling us to get additional exposure for our vacancies in the local area. Helping Hands aims to recruit Carers from the local area as much as possible and this service has been great in connecting us with people in the local area who are in need of work, both due to the Covid-19 pandemic and in general.
“We have been very lucky to be one of the few companies still actively recruiting during this time and the Jobs Match service has enabled us to make more local people aware of our opportunities.”
As more businesses have reopened as lockdown restrictions have eased, the range of businesses hiring and jobs available through the job matching service has also increased. Many smaller retailers using it to access candidates quickly and avoid advertising costs elsewhere. Office based administration, customer service and support roles have also seen an increase in the number of vacancies.
Following the government’s announcement of increased support to companies hiring young people, Stockport Jobs Match has also launched a new section of the website dedicated to highlighting the services available to young jobseekers, and employers looking to offer roles to the 16-30 age group.