NEW TO THE MARKET: 27 APRIL-1 MAY 2020

This week’s new launches include: Pineapple Recruitment, Zoho Corporation

• Bournemouth-based Pineapple Recruitment has launched, focusing on delivering customer service and contact centre candidates throughout Dorset and Hampshire across a wide variety of industries including finance, retail and utilities. Pineapple Recruitment is led by experienced recruiter and call centre manager Marc Linley.

The company pledges to help the many businesses and workers affected by Covid-19 in their local area by placing people for free during the coronavirus pandemic. Jobseekers can register with Pineapple at no cost and businesses will be able to use the website to register a vacancy or discuss more in-depth requirements.

• Global technology firm Zoho Corporation is introducing its Vertical Relief Plan (VRP), comprised of programs and tools to assist businesses and organisations in need across three verticals severely impacted by the Covid-19 crisis: education, non-profit & government, and retail.

VRP helps non-profits, government bodies and communities execute their mission more efficiently with the help of apps. Organisations place a request, and Zoho builds web and mobile apps for free using Zoho Creator, a low-code application development platform. Zoho can, for example, create tools to help non-profits or community groups organise shelters or distribute food or other essential services.

Parkdean Resorts looks to recruit 1,500 for predicted UK holiday boom

UK holiday chain Parkdean Resorts has created 1,500 jobs as it predicts a fully booked summer, according to online news service Bdaily.

6 July 2020

Working practices and pay in clothing factories investigated in Leicester

Leicestershire Police, along with the Gangmasters Labour and Abuse Authority (GLAA) and the National Crime Agency, are among the organisations looking into allegations about how workplaces and factories in Leicester have been or are operating during the lockdown.

6 July 2020

Action needed to avert labour market crisis, says report

With unemployment widely expected to rise over the coming months as the government furlough scheme is withdrawn, a new report has called on the government to take a two-pronged approach to avert a labour market crisis.

30 June 2020

Hays Travel plans recruitment drive lift-off

A spike in holiday bookings has sparked a recruitment drive for one travel agency.

30 June 2020
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