The end of October marks the end of furlough and has been flagged as a key date for the jobs market, leading to many questions, challenges and an
increased need to support employers to future proof their business and support those at risk of redundancy. Employers want to do what they can to support employees at risk of redundancy, signposting to new opportunities and organisations that can help with skills such as cv writing, business planning, interview preparation and more. This event will also give an update on the latest incentives to safeguard your business such as tapping into local talent, paid six month placements for young people through the Kickstart Scheme, support to help your business plan for the future and help to manage redundancies though the DWP Rapid Response Fund,
that can be accessed through National Careers Service.
A range of experts will come together to talk through the jobs market and the latest redundancy advice and support available to employers, including:
1. Newcastle City Council who will talk through the Jobs@SkillsHub scheme, apprenticeships, work experience and training.
2. The National Careers Service who will give an overview of support available for local employers including access to funding to re-train people at risk of redundancy.
3. ACAS (Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service) who will cover some of the main challenge’s businesses are facing, including the management of mental wellbeing in the workplace for all staff, including management and senior leaders.
This event comes at a time when figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show the North East having the highest unemployment rate in the UK at 6.6%. Around 16,000 people are currently unemployed in Newcastle, a figure that could rise further as furlough ends and as the city faces ongoing restrictions.
There will be an opportunity for a Q&A after presentations.