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Last modified: 29 Jul 2020 10:38am

hand holding phone with essential business job connector information on the screenWe’re delighted to have teamed up this week with online platform The Selwyn App to launch a service connecting job seekers with essential service businesses looking for employees.

Many essential businesses are currently finding it difficult to employ the staff they need, because of sickness or workers being in vulnerable categories, or due to a significant increase in workload.

The Essential Jobs link will provide essential businesses needing some extra help with a way to list their available jobs – and for workers to find out about opportunities.

It’s a bit like a ‘dating app’ for essential service businesses to find people with the skills they may need urgently during this Alert Level 4 lockdown period. Businesses can list their vacancies at no charge, while job seekers can see a list of all current opportunities and contact the businesses directly to find out more.

Group manager community services and facilities Denise Kidd says the partnership offered another positive avenue for the Council to support people through the lockdown and beyond.

“This was a really good opportunity for us to be part of supporting our community at this time and the essential businesses and to ensure that those businesses are able to keep up the great work that they are doing.”

The Essential Jobs link is easy to find on The Selwyn App, which can be downloaded free for Android or Apple devices.