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Matchtech's mission to help 1000 people out of work back into jobs

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30 November 2020

It’s no secret that COVID-19 has affected many lives, both personally and professionally. That’s why Matchtech and its fellow sister brands within the Gattaca group, are on a mission to help as many people as we can during these troubling times.

Back in September, Matchtech vowed as a business to get 1,000 people back into work, and it is now already over a third of the way there. According to the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy), the number of employees on UK payrolls dropped by nearly 650,000 between March and June of this year, which has had a massive impact on people’s lives.

STEM skills will be critical for helping economies and business restart, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t many candidates who have been impacted. For many, getting back into work improves mental health, puts food on the table and provides a sense of stability, so we consider this to be a vital goal and indeed responsibility for our business.

Here are a few ways Matchtech have been working towards this goal:

  • Aiming to include at least one out-of-work candidate for every client requirement that Matchtech are supporting around the world
  • Raising the profile of this initiative with clients and encouraging them to be proactive in their support of this
  • Working with outplacement organisations and promoting Matchtech's approach to the candidate community to encourage them to use the business as a route back to work

To date Matchtech have have helped 450 candidates back into employment.

If you, or someone you know who usually works within an engineering, construction, science, technology or business support discipline, is currently out of work, Matchtech want to hear from you.

What about all the businesses that were affected?

Matchtech understands that, although the impacts on us individually have been clear, there’s also the wider issue of unprecedented damage done to businesses as a direct result of COVID-19. As a ‘people’ business, Matchtech wanted to extend a helping hand wherever it can to help clients adjust to the ‘new normal’ as quickly as possible.

Group Director, Matthew Wragg, said:"We want to do everything we can to help our customers through these difficult times. And whilst we’ve got a great range of talent solutions services available, we wanted to offer more. As such, we’ve pulled together as a Group and reached out to our valued partner network to provide our customers with a variety of events and resources to help them and their business in the post-COVID-19 world. From how to engage your staff in a remote environment, transforming your business, coordinating mindfulness sessions to help your personal wellbeing, to facilitating a roundtable event on how to embed diversity into your business, and much more in between, we’re here to help."

The main method of providing customers with helpful resources is through the new Insights Centre on the Gattaca website, which includes a calendar to all our virtual events (all of which are also available on-demand) and a range of free tools and resources that can help you achieve a variety of business goals.