We have launched in Sunderland, working with Sunderland council to encourage economic regeneration and income growth. They have issued the following press release:
PEOPLE looking for work in Sunderland can now take advantage of an online tool that works a bit like speed dating for jobs.
The Labour Xchange tool allows those looking for flexible work, whether that’s a few extra hours on top of an existing job, or something that will fit around family or other commitments to be matched with employers looking for temporary workers.
Sunderland City Council has worked with Labour Xchange to bring the service to Sunderland as a collaborative after hearing about its success in Southend and in the London boroughs of Lambeth and Croydon.
Councillor Linda Williams, Sunderland City Council’s Cabinet Member for Vibrant City, said: “This app is a handy digital tool for matching up people looking for flexible work with businesses looking for staff.
“We know that having a full time or a permanent job doesn’t work for everyone. They might just be looking to do a few hours to fit in around caring or other responsibilities, to top up their wages from an existing employer, or to bring in a bit of extra cash in retirement.
“But the great thing about this scheme is that they way it works supports residents who may find traditional application processes off-putting or challenging. Workers who sign up to the Labour Xchange site just have to say what type of work they’re looking for and which days and times they want to work and the tool does the rest”
“We see this as something that will work especially well for adult social care, where it will support the recruitment of Personal Assistants, providing more flexibility for those wanting to fit this work around their life and responsibilities. But I would encourage anyone looking for flexible work to check it out. It could make all the difference in helping them find work that fits around them rather than the other way round. I’d also encourage employers to find out more about the benefits it offers too”
We are delighted to have launched in Sunderland and look forward to serving and helping the workers of Sunderland along with thriving Sunderland business community.
Working with our partners Sunderland City Council we are implementing our unique platform that will help people gain work and business secure staff in a mutually beneficial way. If you would like to know more about our approach, please drop us a note.