Manchester City Council, together with the Growth Company, Citizens Advice Bureau and Jobcentre Plus has set up the Manchester Employment Support Partnership, to provide support and assistance to residents and employers whose jobs have been affected by COVID-19.
According, to the Chancellor, 700,000 young people are leaving education this year – many of whom need support to take their next steps.
Growth Company launches programme of support for thousands of retail workers as coronavirus leads to largescale job cuts
The Growth Company has launched an urgent programme of support for thousands of Greater Manchester retail workers at risk of losing their jobs or already made redundant.
A dedicated employment fair for the thousands of North West workers who have lost their jobs following the demise of Thomas Cook, including supply chain employees, will be held at Manchester Airport on Thursday 3 October.
Since the announcement on 23 September that Thomas Cook has entered compulsory liquidation, Greater Manchester partners have been working together to provide support for former employees.
As Managing Director of GC Employment, I’m incredibly proud of all the hard work that the team demonstrates on a daily basis. However, one thing which make me especially proud is just how much we do as an organisation to support vulnerable individuals who are battling with mental health problems – and who are struggling to find work as a result.
This week marks one year since Mayor Andy Burnham launched the Working Well (Work and Health Programme) – an initiative that supports Manchester, Salford and Trafford residents from all walks of life, whether long-term unemployed, recently made redundant or facing challenges with disabilities or health conditions.
Recently, Employment Minister Alok Sharma announced that jobseekers will soon benefit from a mentoring scheme designed to tackle employment inequality across the UK. Michelle Leeson, managing director of GC Employment, speaks about the changes this initiative could have.
The care industry is facing a growing workforce crisis – a crisis which, according to IPPR research, is ‘undermining the sustainability of the system and quality of care across the north of England’. Given that Greater Manchester (and beyond) is facing challenges associated with an ageing population, the findings are very worrying.
I’m proud and excited to announce that today marks the start of the new contract for the delivery of the National Careers Service within the North West.