LOST your job in the coronavirus crisis? Panic not, we are here to help.
Yesterday we showcased 70,000 new jobs created in response to the pandemic, and thousands more are popping up each day.
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Every Friday, we will bring you the latest. Successful applicants will be able to start in days, even hours.
We also want to mobilise our readers to offer jobs — so here we give quick and simple advice for those hunting for work as well as firms looking to hire.
HOW TO FIND A JOB
- Register with a local recruitment firm. Find your nearest at rec.uk. com/membership/member-directory.
- Search #WeNeedPeople on social media. Set up by mother-of-three Jessica Heagren, founder of flexible-working platform That Works For Me, the hashtag connects Covid-19 unemployed with new employment.
- Visit the new Sun Jobs site at jobs.thesun.co.uk for all the latest job opportunities.
- Set up a LinkedIn profile and offer your services.
- Tell friends, family and ex-colleagues you are looking for work.
HOW TO OFFER A JOB
- Post your vacancy free at jobs.thesun.co.uk if yours is a firm of fewer than 250 people. It’s easy. Just click on “Add your job for free” on the toolbar.
- If you would like to share your vacancies with us, please email email@example.com
FACE UP TO HOME TRUTHS
FOR people who are used to an office, factory or another social workplace, working at home can be tough. Here are the top tips from money.co.uk on how to cope as a remote worker.
❶ GET THE EQUIPMENT: Need multiple screens or specialist software? Get it and make your home working experience as close as possible to what you’re used to. Most organisations that allow remote working will help you get the equipment you need.
❷ BOOST YOUR WIFI: Make sure your router is high up on a shelf or the top of a cabinet and is unobstructed by furniture to reach all parts of your room. Don’t place it near other household electronics such as microwaves, cordless phones or baby monitors, which can interfere with the signal.
❸ KEEP REGULAR HOURS: Set yourself a clear schedule for when to start and finish work, with regular breaks. Working remotely often leads to overworking, often due to guilt over stepping away from the computer for a break.
❹ COMMUNICATE: Message, regularly, with those who need to know about your schedule and availability. When you finish a task, say so. Keeping connected means you’ll work more efficiently and stay in contact with workmates.
❺ EXERCISE: When you’re home-working, it’s easy to get stuck to your working space. Take a few minutes every couple of hours to stand, stretch and walk around. Sitting at your desk for too long at a time can have lasting effects on your health.
HALO RECRUITMENT has more than 100 jobs including cleaners, recycling operatives, admin and clerical staff. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Care job alert…
THOUSANDS of care workers are urgently needed to work with the nation’s most vulnerable as the coronavirus crisis escalates.
Four Seasons Healthcare is looking to take on 3,000 emergency staff to help its frontline teams cope with the mounting pressures on services.
The firm is ready to offer successful applicants flexible terms of employment which will allow them to return to their previous roles when they are able to.
Apply at careers.fshc.co.uk/en-GB/search.
EXEMPLAR Health Care has vacancies for 1,000 associate carers in Yorkshire, the North West, North East and Midlands.
The roles will be to provide support for people living with complex needs, such as autism, in one of its 32 homes. Shifts are flexible and there is potential for a permanent role.
Lynne Waters, of Exemplar, said: “This is tailored to those looking for extra work during this time, such as workers of the hospitality and leisure sectors.”
Visit exemplarhc.com or call 01977 630830.
SOCIAL distancing has seen a surge in online gaming – and now there is a way you can make money from it, too.
Local services site bidvine.com is offering the chance to become a gaming coach for the hugely popular computer games Fifa, Fortnite and Call Of Duty.
Trainers can earn up to £30 per hour teaching would-be gamers stuck indoors due to the lockdown.
Bidvine co-founder Russ Morgan said: “Gaming training is one of our most popular services.
“There is a lot of money to be made in eSports, and coaching could well lead to breakthrough stars in the sport.”
Trainers can sign up at bidvine.com/providers/new.
MEAL OF IT
Children to get £15 weekly voucher to replace free school meals due to closures
SD SEALANTS has 20 jobs, for applicators and cosmetic finishers. For details, email email@example.com