Staffordshire businesses can benefit from new free recruitment service supporting them to fill vacancies
Businesses in Staffordshire will be able to benefit from a new free recruitment service which will help to match their employment vacancies with appropriate potential candidates.
The Staffordshire Jobs and Careers service, which will be launched by the county council this month, provides advice and support to both businesses and people looking for employment opportunities. It will match vacancies with candidates looking for jobs in certain sectors and with appropriate skills.
The service is working with a range of partner organisations and a team of specialist brokers will advise employers and potential employees with options available to them.
A digital Staffordshire Jobs and Careers platform forms part of the service, bringing information together and presenting a coherent and coordinated picture of what is on offer for residents and businesses in the county. It also provides links to other web sources offering support both locally and nationally.
The website, www.staffsjobscareers.com will include advice on training opportunities, career options, apprenticeships, top tips to gain employment and information for businesses. It provides information on the area’s priority sectors including real-time employment opportunities; and there is career directory that comes with information to help better understand different job roles.
Staffordshire County Council’s deputy leader and cabinet member for economy and skills Philip White said:
“The Staffordshire Jobs and Careers service will provide a portal to people looking for new employment and skills as well as businesses needing to fill vacancies with appropriate candidates.
“There are a large number of vacancies in Staffordshire across a range of sectors which is good news for anyone looking for a new job but we understand the difficulties companies find in recruiting the right people.
“Our service, which involves a range of partner organisations, will have a team of specialist brokers to match people with lasting employment based on their skills and experience.
“It will also provide advice to both potential employees and businesses before and after recruitment and signposting them to other support organisations if needed.
“Our aim is to ensure people can make the most of local opportunities and gain lasting, better paid and better skilled jobs, while businesses are more confident about taking on employees that are suited to their operations to help boost productivity.”