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EmployGM - New service launched to “Keep Greater Manchester Working”

The Growth Company launches new initiative to tackle job market challenges in Greater Manchester as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19)

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The Growth Company, in partnership with the Greater Manchester Combined Authority and delivery Partners has launched EmployGM, a new service aiming to keep people and businesses of Greater Manchester working, whilst supporting sectors exhibiting increased worker demand such as healthcare and retail.

The new service will connect employers with urgent temporary vacancies and match them with individuals immediately available to carry out the work, whilst also providing volunteering, learning or training opportunities for furloughed staff.

This will ensure businesses can respond effectively to the increasing demand for particular goods and services due to the pandemic and subsequent rise in demand for roles such as health and social workers, supermarket staff, delivery drivers and food manufacturing and production operatives. At the same time, the service will enable individuals who have been made redundant due to COVID-19, as well as self-employed people who have registered a significant drop in work, secure alternative work opportunities, as well as access careers advice and training.


How will the service work?

Specific support provided to businesses

  • Providing links to talent pools tailored to the requirements of the business
  • Advertising roles on both a temporary and permanent basis and matching appropriate candidates to fill them
  • Providing both accredited and non-accredited training to new staff to facilitate and fast track the onboarding process
  • Providing management and leadership training to drive productivity across the business
  • Supporting employers to quickly payroll temporary recruits
  • Providing support with reshaping and restructuring the business
  • Supporting furloughed employees

Specific support for individuals

  • Support with identifying the right temporary or permanent role
  • Support with redundancy or help in cases where hours have been reduced
  • Support with volunteering, learning or training for furloughed employees.
  • Careers advice from dedicated experts
  • Opportunities for training and skills development


For more information and to get help from Employ GM

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More information is available on the UK Government’s Coronavirus Business Support website. For more personalised advice call us on: 0161 237 4128 or email us at: 


The information provided is meant as a general guide only rather than advice or assurance. GC Business Growth Hub does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of this information and professional guidance should be sought on all aspects of business planning and responses to the coronavirus. Use of this guide and toolkit are entirely at the risk of the user. Any hyperlinks from this document are to external resources not connected to the GC Business Growth Hub and The Growth Company is not responsible for the content within any hyperlinked site.

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