Website to match jobseekers with vacancies

A new job search website to help Shropshire’s businesses ease their recruitment problems has been launched by a specialist charity.

Wellington-based supported employment and training charity Landau has launched the free Connectjobs4u website to help match job seekers with employers that have vacancies to fill.

The first businesses to be given the opportunity to advertise on the site will be the 33 employers which attended Landau’s jobs fair at Shrewsbury Prison in July. It will then be opened up to other companies to advertise their vacancies.

Phil Taylor, chief operations officer for Landau, said: “Our mission is to support people who might otherwise be overlooked in the job market into employment. There is a pool of talented people who could fill many of the county’s vacancies with just a bit of extra support and the new website aims to connect those people with businesses looking to recruit.”

The site will support the Building Shropshire project which was launched at the start of this year on a pilot basis to help tackle the ongoing recruitment challenges in the construction, hospitality, leisure, retail, logistics and warehousing sectors.

As the main lead on the project, Landau has been responsible for creating an employer brokerage service to match employer vacancies and needs to unemployed and economically inactive residents.

“As an organisation, a huge amount of our work is dedicated to identifying individuals who are furthest from the jobs market,” added Phil. “We then help train them, upskill them and build their confidence so they feel ready to work whether that be in an employed role or on a self-employment basis and we are doing this through a range of in-house programmes as well as projects run in partnership with other organisations across Shropshire.”

CAPTION: Some of the Landau team.

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