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Jobs portal launched by the LEP

A new jobs portal has been launched by the Cheshire and Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) as part of an initiative to support those whose jobs have been impacted during the Covid-19 pandemic.
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A new jobs portal has been launched by the Cheshire and Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) as part of an initiative to support those whose jobs have been impacted during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The new site is targeted towards anyone who has been made redundant or furloughed, aiming to deliver new jobs and skills to help stimulate economic growth and recovery within the area.

Figures from the Office of National Statistics show that the number of people claiming unemployment benefit in Cheshire has soared since March, with an additional 13,945 people added to the system in April alone.

Information on job vacancies, apprenticeship programmes and training opportunities is available on the portal, with up-to-date employment figures from key sectors also allowing users who live and work in Cheshire and Warrington to locate opportunities using a postcode search option.

Guidance on employability is also available on the site, including instruction on the hiring process and perfecting a CV, while those setting up new businesses can get entrepreneurial advice and support from the Cheshire and Warrington Growth Hub.