Work Match heads to Putney as local jobs tour continues

Published: 6 August 2014

The council’s Work Match team has spent the day in Putney town centre searching out local candidates for a variety of live job vacancies.

The recruitment specialists are currently touring the borough to help spread the word about the unique support they offer to Wandsworth residents.

The team is now looking to fill vacancies across a wide range of industries including construction, catering, retail, business support and many more.

Ravi Govindia, leader of Wandsworth Council, said:

“It’s a very good time to look for work in Wandsworth or to begin training towards a new career. The council and our partners are providing more support than ever before and our jobs market is growing. Our town centre are performing well and regeneration areas like Wandsworth Town and Nine Elms are real employment hotspots with many new roles reserved just for local people.

“Work Match will put Wandsworth residents to the front of the queue for these incredibly valuable opportunities. Why not call them today to see what they can offer you?”

Putneymead Group Medial Practice on Upper Richmond Road is one local business which has used Work Match to recruit local staff. Practice manager Doug Kershaw said:

“To say that we are happy with the Work Match service is something of an understatement. We had no hesitation in contacting Work Match to fill our next vacancy and would recommend it to other organisations in the area.”

The Work Match recruitment service is free for employers to use. The team is already working with a range of national and local businesses to help them identity suitable, job-ready candidates from within the borough.

Since starting up late last year they have secured jobs for more than 100 people and helped hundreds more through jobs fairs and pre-employment skills training.  

The next dates for the recruitment roadshows will be:  

  • Thursday 14th August – By Jamie’s Recipease, St Johns Road, Clapham Junction  
  • Wednesday 27th August –outside Sainsbury’s at Tooting Broadway

To get in touch with Work Match visit www.wandsworth.gov.uk/workmatch

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