Scottish hub promises vital links to jobs during Covid-19 pandemic

People seeking work can find out about jobs in response to the coronavirus emergency thanks to a new online service in Scotland.

The hub connects employers directly involved in the emergency response to the pandemic with individuals actively seeking work at this challenging time. Image: SDS

Skills Development Scotland (SDS) said it had introduced the national online careers resource to include information on immediately available vacancies.

The hub connects employers directly involved in the emergency response to the pandemic with individuals actively seeking work.

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Employers are able to promote their vacancies free of charge to tens of thousands of people visiting the online resource.

The job hub has been developed in partnership between the national skills agency and a range of industry bodies. Immediate job opportunities are available in healthcare, food and grocery retail, social care, childcare, delivery and distribution, food manufacturing and production.

SDS’s director of industry and enterprise networksm Gordon McGuinnessm said: “SDS has worked rapidly to develop the My World of Work Job Hub in response to requests from a range of industry partners who are highlighting skills gaps in their businesses at this critical time. It gives people immediate access to job vacancies that employers need filled right now.”

Lucy Husband, UK market development director for Scotland Food & Drink, said: “From farm to sea, shelf to plate, the Scottish food and drink sector is being hit hard as the effects of coronavirus unfold. It’s a critical time particularly for farmers who are facing a huge shortage of vital seasonal workers. At the same time foodservice and catering businesses are having to let people go as their normal routes to market shut.

“Having a resource like Job Hub means we can help match those who find themselves suddenly and unexpectedly out of work with those crying out for immediate, temporary people. Ultimately it will help keep our industry providing the food and drink consumers need.”

More info is available by visiting www.myworldofwork.co.uk/jobhub

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