Call for people to join new job matching service to help fight coronavirus

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Cheshire East Council has launched a new job matching service to help people who are temporarily not working find jobs in key roles where support is needed.

The roles that the council's supported employment team will be looking to recruit for include traditional health roles in hospitals and social care but additionally temporary jobs in supermarkets, food production and delivery services will also be featured.

Although these sectors will be the focus, the team will try to link people with roles in a wider variety of sectors where appropriate.

People who feel they have the skills and the capacity required, are strongly encouraged to register their interest and apply for the job matching service.

Employers looking for staff on a short term basis to fill vital roles, are encouraged to email the council to outline their requirements.

Councillor Jill Rhodes, Cheshire East Council cabinet member for public health and corporate services, said: "These are unprecedented times, which sometimes call for unusual requests to support the fight against coronavirus. It is vital that we do whatever we can to make sure we beat this virus.

"So I am asking people, especially those who have currently been placed on temporary leave from their main employer, to get behind the national effort and help out if you can."

When people complete the online form, they will be prompted to show which areas they are prepared to work in. This information – along with a CV, if applicants have one – will help to match them to the roles and the locations where the help is most needed.

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