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Published 10th Oct 2013 by Rebecca Greenhough

Jobcentre Plus offers an extensive range of free services to employers, like yourselves, to help reduce costs and grow your business.

They can offer businesses and employers like yourselves a recruitment service whereby you can advertise your jobs to millions of jobseekers who search Universal Jobmatch every week,
simply register via the website.

The recruitment service allows you to post and manage jobs online 24/7, 365 days a year. With Universal Jobmatch you can test the market before you advertise your jobs and gain a list of suitable jobseekers, automatically matched by CV and skill sets. For more information and to connect with a local Jobcentre Plus specialist, call the Small Business Recruitment Service on 0845 601 2001 and select option 2.

The Job Centre also offer an advice service signposting you to sources of advice and support that meet your needs, including:

  • Helping you understand workplace pensions
  • Advice on adjustments in the workplace to help you support and retain workers who are disabled or have a long term health condition
  • Provide advice and support for you and your employees if you need to make redundancies.

The Jobcentre are also encouraging employers to utilise Jobcentre Plus contact, contacts have local expertise and will provide a tailored service, to find the best candidates for your jobs.

Your contact will work with you to design a package of support which will create opportunities for people in your area and build your business, including:

  • Giving a young person real work experience or an Apprenticeship to get the skills in your sector
  • Taking advantage of a cash incentive worth up to £2,275 when you give an eligible 18-24 year-old a job
  • Offering a trial period to a jobseeker, incurring no wage costs, through a Work Trial, expanding your business network by mentoring and budding.

Please see the Jobcentre Plus leaflet for more information or contact your local Jobcentre Plus representative in West Yorkshire Nicola Webb, you can also contact the Jobcentre Plus via Textphone on 0845 6088551.


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