CONTRACTS & DEALS: 22-26 FEBRUARY 2021

This week’s new contracts & deals include: Orka Technology Group, The Curve Group

• Worker tech start-up Orka Technology Group has raised £29m in its latest funding round and will use the capital to fuel the rapid growth of its earned wage access product Orka Pay. The fundraise was a mixture of debt financing from Sonovate and equity funding involving the British Business Bank Future Fund and existing investors, including former UK CEO of Adecco Peter Searle.

The Manchester-based start-up will also use the funding to double its headcount to 50 this year and invest in its full portfolio of tech solutions for shift workers, which also includes the company’s flagship product, labour-as-a-service platform Orka Works. Orka Works (formerly Broadstone) allows workers to quickly and easily find fair and flexible temporary employment with large organisations working in traditional, regulated industries such as security, cleaning and logistics.

• Recruitment and HR outsourcing and consultancy provider The Curve Group has announced it will be continuing its partnership with Propel, a finance provider to SMEs, providing recruitment and HR services to them for a further three years.

CitySprint sends the call out for 550 new couriers

Same day distribution company CitySprint is looking for 550 additional couriers across the UK, with the business focusing primarily on those with small and large vans.

12 July 2022

NEW TO THE MARKET: 11-15 JULY 2022

This week’s new launches include: Barrhead Travel

New to Market 11 July 2022

APPOINTMENTS: 27 JUNE-1 JULY 2022

This week’s appointments include: Anderson Quigley, Forsyth Barnes, Maxwell Bond, New Street Consulting Group, Primis Talent, Procurement Heads, Realm Recruit, REC

People 30 June 2022

Shortage occupation list needs radical rethink says immigration expert

New figures showing record vacancies prove the need for a radical rethink of the shortage occupation list, says a UK immigration expert.

Legislation 24 June 2022
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