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North East: Taking action on employment and skills

Mar 31
Date and time
Wed, 31 March  @  10:00  -  12:00
Price
Free of charge to members and non-members of BITC
Location
Webinar United Kingdom
Audience
Open to BITC members and non-members, Community investment practitioners/managers, CSR/responsible business practitioners/managers, HR/people/talent management practitioners/managers
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Audience

Open to BITC members and non-members, Community investment practitioners/managers, CSR/responsible business practitioners/managers and HR/people/talent management practitioners/managers
Free of charge to members and non-members of BITC

Wed, 31 March 2021  @  10:00  –  12:00

Join this webinar to learn how you can help ensure no one gets left behind in the North East.

UK unemployment is likely to reach 2.69 million by the middle of 20211. COVID-19 has driven up unemployment and exacerbated inequalities in society – young people, women, low paid workers, older workers and black, Asian and minority ethnic groups have been hardest hit.

Take immediate action with Business in the Community (BITC) to support those most impacted by COVID-19. Together we can bridge the unemployment gap and make sure no one gets left behind.

Background

Join our virtual events taking place across the country. Understand the challenges faced by individuals, and the practical steps your business can take to: 

  • Expand horizons through job coaching and insights into career opportunities
  • Develop essential skills through Kickstart, Apprenticeships and work experience opportunities
  • Create a level playing field through removing recruitment barriers

You will hear from regional partners including business leaders, frontline organisations and the individuals they support. Come away from the event understanding the specific opportunities to collaborate and take targeted action to ensure that no one gets left behind.

Creating meaningful employment is one of the most significant ways that business contributes to the livelihoods of individuals and communities, and is for many the only sustainable route out of poverty.

A number of regional focussed ‘Taking action on employment and skills’ events will be taking place, including:

Audience
This webinar is open to both BITC members and non-members.

Business in the Community’s employment campaign
Offering quality experience of work, adopting new approaches to recruitment and breaking down barriers to entering work for people from disadvantaged groups can benefit business by tackling skills shortages, building new talent pipelines, boosting retention rates and achieving higher productivity.

Find out more on the employment campaign.

Contact details and further information
For more information about this webinar contact Florence Hughes, Events Manager at BITC. Full joining instructions will be sent before the event.

Following government advice on social distancing, all BITC events over the coming months will be delivered remotely via digital technology.

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Business in the Community is creating a skilled and inclusive workforce for today and tomorrow

References
¹ Unemployment rate: How many people are out of work? The BBC (January 2021).