Braintree employment opportunities are flourishing, says Jobcentre boss

Braintree and Witham Times: Braintree employment opportunities are flourishing, says Jobcentre boss Braintree employment opportunities are flourishing, says Jobcentre boss

A Jobcentre manager believes employment opportunities in Braintree are flourishing after the latest jobless figures for the town fell to a pre-recession level.

Dave Cope said a wider variety of vacancies are becoming available in Braintree, including a higher number of opportunities in the semi-skilled market, such as roles in technology and construction.

Mr Cope added: “Recruitment is extremely healthy in Braintree at the moment.
“We’re seeing a really healthy number of vacancies across all sorts of sectors.
“We’re speaking to employers on a daily basis and they are ready to recruit and that wasn’t the case a couple of months ago.”

Mr Cope said employers were under no obligation to hire staff from the Braintree area when they set up shop here, but his team have worked with Marks and Spencers and Toby Carvery to enable a “significant” number of former claimants back into work.

The two new outlets have generated about 100 new jobs between them.
 

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6:14pm Sat 21 Jun 14

Bert Hardy says...

Oh yes? How many are still unemployed then?
Oh yes? How many are still unemployed then? Bert Hardy
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6:42am Sun 22 Jun 14

Fidget0610 says...

Thing is how many of those jobs are 0 hour contracts? If the majority of them are 0 hour then how many of those who have taken jobs are actually getting the money constantly to live?!
Thing is how many of those jobs are 0 hour contracts? If the majority of them are 0 hour then how many of those who have taken jobs are actually getting the money constantly to live?! Fidget0610
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9:25am Sun 22 Jun 14

cmills says...

 “The jobcentre believes employment opportunities are “flourishing” that’s not close to even disingenuous - !
With the exception of perhaps a few low paid service jobs and carers; he means mostly opportunities to register with exploitative employment agencies for minimum wage basic work on daily basis - the modern equivalent of standing at the corner waiting for a van to hire perhaps someone for the day. Who can live like this?
 “The jobcentre believes employment opportunities are “flourishing” that’s not close to even disingenuous - ! With the exception of perhaps a few low paid service jobs and carers; he means mostly opportunities to register with exploitative employment agencies for minimum wage basic work on daily basis - the modern equivalent of standing at the corner waiting for a van to hire perhaps someone for the day. Who can live like this? cmills
  • Score: 2

8:15am Mon 23 Jun 14

Bhudeeka says...

how many of these jobs are going to cover mortgage; food; heating; telephone (desperately needed for many) and all the other essentials?! there may be jobs but they are not jobs that people can survive on and that is totallyunacceptable
how many of these jobs are going to cover mortgage; food; heating; telephone (desperately needed for many) and all the other essentials?! there may be jobs but they are not jobs that people can survive on and that is totallyunacceptable Bhudeeka
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