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REC partnership aims to raise employment levels

Published: Tuesday, 18 November 2008   Category: Graduate Job sector Reports

The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) has entered into a relationship with recruiters and Jobcentre Plus in a bid to help unemployed people back into work.

Job seeking advice will be offered to individuals, including graduates where applicable, on demand after a memorandum of understanding was signed between the respective organisations.

Employment Minister, Tony McNulty commented that the government was committed to offering "real help" to people during tough times, especially those who lose their job through no fault of their own.

REC chief executive Kevin Green said that the UK’s workforce "has a range of skills and talents" that will drive the country’s recovery, adding that the agreement will give employers access to "a larger bank" of suitable candidates.

With many businesses struggling as the economic downturn continues, some graduates may find themselves among those inadvertently out of work.

Graduates who display adaptability may be most likely to secure desired employment quickly, according to University of Newcastle director of the careers Nick Keely, as reported in the Guardian.

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