A successful bid by the REC to the government’s Kickstart scheme means that new job placements will be created in the recruitment industry for young people.
The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) has been appointed as a ‘gateway organisation’ for a number of its members by the Department for Work and Pensions.
They will provide training and job placements in their businesses for 16 to 24-year-olds currently on Universal Credit.
Kate Shoesmith, Deputy CEO of the REC, commented, “Covid-19 is having a profound impact on jobs and young people entering the labour market are among the worst affected. We know from experience that the effect of unemployment on young people’s future career and earnings can be catastrophic.”