Chamber launches one-stop support shop
GLASGOW Chamber of Commerce has launched a new “one-stop shop” to support businesses which are looking to increasetheirworkforcethrough recruitment, guiding them toward the funding schemes that are available from Local Service Authorities in Glasgow.
Named Workforce Solutions, the service ultimately seeks to assist businesses withtheoverall process of recruitment, supporting the work of the public sector funding bodies and helping a greater number of businesses to benefit from the services which are spread across multiple different organisations.
Forming a distinct public sector – private sector partnership with Local Service Authorities in the city, including Glasgow City Council, Glasgow Regeneration Agency, Jobcentre Plus and Skills Development Scotland, the project has consolidated a wide range of services which are offered on an individual basis throughout Glasgow. Employers will also be pointed in the direction of any other body the Workforce Solution’s team feels may be able to assist.
Workforce Solutions aims to establish itself as a main point of contact for businesses by promoting the range of financial assistance available across the city while also benefiting the partner organisations.
Skills Development Scotland has given out almost £700,000 to nearly600companieswhichwere eligible for their support packages, while Glasgow City Council’s Glasgow Guarantee has a combined value of £125 million.
Glasgow Regeneration Agency will also provide successful applicants with up to £1,000 to fund training while Job Centre Plus can give businesses £2,275 if they take on a full time candidate who has been unemployed for at least 13 weeks.