New websites launched to help jobseekers and employers
COVID-19 has had a huge impact on many parts of the labour market, with some sectors reducing in size and others expanding rapidly. To help jobseekers find work in new areas and employers tap into new labour markets, the Department for Work and Pensions launched new jobhelp and employerhelp websites. These offer labour market information for people looking for work now, and advice for employers to help recruit them.
A new online learning platform to help boost the nation's skills while people are staying at home, was launched on 28th April. Free courses are available through a new online platform hosted on the gov.uk website, called The Skills Toolkit. The new platform gives people access to free, high-quality digital and numeracy courses to help build up their skills, progress in work and boost their job prospects.