RecruitmentJunky launches initiative to find employment for people affected by Covid-19

The #GetHired campaign proactively sources talented candidates whose careers have been impacted by Covid-19 at zero cost to employers

To tackle mass unemployment and the impact of a second lockdown, RecruitmentJunky has launched a new #GetHired campaign and is pledging to find employment for at least 100 people in the next four weeks.

The initiative aims to help people get back into work after their careers have been derailed by Covid-19. The #GetHired campaign, first launched during the national lockdown in March, proactively matches employers with talented people who have lost their jobs as a result of the pandemic, all completely free of charge. In its first phase, the campaign successfully found employment for 250 people who became unemployed or faced redundancy.

Despite the extension of the furlough scheme until March, redundancies are expected to rise as the UK comes to terms with a second lockdown.  “We couldn’t just sit by and do nothing at a time when so many people are struggling,” commented RecruitmentJunky CEO Rosanna Kierney. “We’ve successfully placed many individuals left jobless in the first lockdown and now we want to ramp up our efforts and make it our absolute mission to get as many people back into work as possible.

The data-led recruitment business is also committed to challenging traditional recruitment methods, Rosanna continued, “We also want to invite the wider recruitment industry to recognise this opportunity to change the negative perception of recruiters and really demonstrate our industry’s value in this time of crisis.”

To support the #GetHired campaign, RecruitmentJunky is leveraging its network as a force for good by sharing available candidates’ CVs daily through its LinkedIn page. The company has also launched a directory on its website to help match candidates affected by Covid-19 with the right roles.

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