Job hunting has been made easier for housing association residents thanks to a new job search Internet platform designed by a Croydon business.
Launch For Jobs was created by 3D Change and introduced yesterday, 21 October, at the South London Jobs Fair at Fairfield Halls in Croydon. The firm is a social regeneration consultancy that supports businesses and communities, and also helps individuals to get employed.
The network supports housing association residents offering a range of job vacancies and precise job matching. It also offers extensive tools such as a CV builder, interview booking and links to training, which can be used through an online diary.
Croydon Council, over fifty local businesses and more than 10 housing associations are supporting Launch for Jobs. The service works like other job search websites such as Monter.co.uk, but it is more personalized and assisted.
Jamie Greenland, web developer and spokesperson from Launch For Jobs said: “We ask people what they want and match the job to the job seeker. The applications come through us and we send people’s CVs. We also organize interviews and keep track of how the person is doing in their job search.”
He added: “At the moment we are restricted to the South London Job Fair where people come and register and start looking for jobs. But our aim is to expand and hopefully this will be a big thing.”
The service is free for job seekers and over a hundred jobs are already on the system.