New Welsh Government ‘Job Search’ Service Pilot Project launched for Wrexham under the Working Wales brand

This article is old – Publication: Friday August 6, 2021

Job Match @Working Wales is a new service for employers, which matches employers’ vacancies with suitable job seekers.

Until March 31, 2022, employers will be able to register their vacancies with Working Wales, which will find suitable candidates from its pool of job seekers. It will take into account factors such as geographic locations, experience and skills to directly match them with the appropriate roles.

Employers can expect support in publicizing their vacancies, identifying suitable candidates and obtaining information on Welsh government funding and other support initiatives.

The program is funded by the Welsh government, supporting its employability plan and post COVID-19 recovery work. It follows the launch of the Youth Guarantee earlier this summer, the Welsh government’s plan to provide everyone who is unemployed and under the age of 25 with an offer of work, education, training or employment. help with self-employment.

Previously, Working Wales, offered by Careers Wales, focused on helping clients improve their employability. Now it will also proactively contact employers about available positions and identify suitable candidates from its database of job seekers.

Economy Minister Vaughan Gething said: “As part of our ambitious stimulus plans, we are determined to ensure that there is no lost generation in Wales.

“We work with organizations to make sure people don’t just find jobs, but good jobs. Working Wales is changing people’s stories by helping them find work, upgrade their skills, and access funding and training opportunities. Matching talent with the right jobs is essential to our mission to drive the Welsh economy forward.

“This pilot project provides smart support with qualified advisors from Working Wales who connect job seekers with employers with vacant positions. I hope individuals and employers will benefit from this targeted support from Working Wales. “

Working Wales recently started working with Cake Crew, located in Bala, the UK’s largest independent private label cupcake maker.

Terri Roberts, Head of Human Resources at Cake Crew, said: “We have only been supported by Working Wales for a few weeks, but we have built a great relationship in a short period of time. They were very helpful and everyone is really nice.

“We have a number of vacancies and we look forward to working more closely with the team to help us find the right people, as it is important for us to employ those who are not only suitable for the job, but also to the company. “

Mandy Ifans, Head of Employment Counseling at Careers Wales, said: ‘Whether you are looking for a new challenge or are unemployed, finding a job can be a daunting and depressing process, in particular. when we are faced with the possibility of rejection.

“Not only will this program directly connect job seekers with suitable available positions, it will also help people explore career paths that they might not have considered accessible or relevant to their skills. previously. “

Employers with vacancies looking for the right candidate can contact [email protected] or call 0800 028 4844.

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