EmploySE1 spread to Lambeth last week, in a launch event byCllr Lib Peck, Leader of Lambeth Council.
Cllr Peck was joined by representatives from all four of the SE1 BIDs that support the scheme: Better Bankside and Team London Bridge, Waterloo Quarter and Vauxhall One.
EmploySE1 is a free recruitment website which helps people in Southwark and Lambeth find jobs on their doorsteps. Since the site went live in January 2011, it has helped over a hundred local employers to find local recruits. The organisations span well-known attractions, such as the Tate Modern, HMS Belfast and the Old Vic through to national brands such as Novotel and many small, local enterprises.
Cllr Peck said: “"Both Vauxhall and Waterloo are sites of significant development and growth and there is a huge opportunity to help our residents access jobs in the area. I'd urge businesses to support this initiative and build on its success to date. In a tough economic climate, this is a really good news story not only about job creation, but also genuine local benefit."
Cllr Peck was joined by Christine Schmidt, Human Resources Coordinator at Novotel, part of Accor hotels, who have recruited 17 new staff for their hotels in the area through Employ SE1. "Using Employ SE1 was the best possible way for us to find high quality local candidates for new openings. We would recommend it to any business who is looking to recruit."
If you would like to register your vacancies on EmploySE1 visit www.employ-se1.co.uk or call Rutie Mupfurutsa on 020 7928 3998.