1,000 jobs: 'Positive' response to Hull Daily Mail supplement
JOB-SEEKERS in Hull have been given fresh hope after the Mail published details of more than 1,000 vacancies.
The news has already encouraged people to contact Job Centre Plus in search of a new career.
The service has been inundated with job-seekers looking for more information about the available roles in response to the special supplement produced by the Mail.
Gill Dillon, employer and partnership manager at Job Centre Plus in Hull city centre, said the response has been overwhelming.
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"The initial reaction from people has been really positive and we are already seeing more people coming through the door asking about these jobs," she said.
"People are commenting that they didn't know how many jobs were out there and showing them in the paper has made them aware of what is available.
"The feedback job centre staff has given me is that people in Hull are very keen to find work.
"I'm sure plenty of the jobs will be snapped up, so people really do need to be quick off the mark."
Staff at Job Centre Plus in Hull are dedicated to offering a step-by-step service to find job-seekers work.
Mrs Dillon said: "Even with all of the stories around at the moment regarding job cuts, there is still work out there and we will do everything we can to help people who are out of work.
"This is an extremely positive step to tackle the levels of unemployment in Hull and, by everyone working together, we can make a difference."
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The jobs supplement, which features a huge range of vacancies, was published after the Mail teamed up with Job Centre Plus to inspire people out of work to explore new avenues they may not have considered.
In November, we revealed there were more than 2,000 jobs available across the city and recruiters are urging people not to give up hope of filling a vacancy.
Mail assistant editor Jamie Macaskill said: "The real test will be if people find work thanks to this initiative between the Mail and Jobcentre Plus. What has shown is that there is help and work out there for hundreds, if not thousands, of people.
"If it helps just one reader gets a job and improve their life, it will have been a success."
The supplement includes job advertisements, hints and tips on writing the perfect CV as well as managing applications.
Mrs Dillon said the additional information has helped to bring people forward who may not have taken steps to find a job before.
"The points of how to improve applications have proved very successful," she said.
"Job vacancies are constantly advertised so, by including tips and advice on the ways to actually apply for these roles, hopefully, the process will be seen as much simpler.
"We have got to continue to try to find ways to help job-seekers rather than just advertising positions.
"The more that we can do to help people find work the better."
The jobs advertised in the supplement were supplied through Universal Jobmatch – an online job matching service for job-seekers and employers.
Each of the jobs advertised include a unique reference number that can be used to apply for the job online or in person.
A small number of the vacancies have already been filled, with hundreds of jobs still available,
Job Centre Plus has also unveiled a new website designed to help fill the jobs gap. Visit www.gov.uk/jobsearch for more information and latest available roles.