Support for businesses - Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Redundancy and recruitment support

Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire LEP (SSLEP) has created a redundancy and recruitment triage service to help those who have lost their jobs as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, back into employment.

Refer yourself or your staff with the contact details below, or read more about the service on the SSLEP website.

Getting a new job

Made redundant or at risk?

If you have been made redundant or are at risk of redundancy, email the National Careers Service or call 0121 296 5550 to book a telephone appointment.

Become a fruit picker

The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs has published guidance for workers on the type of seasonal work available, who can apply and where to find it.

Read the guidance.

Concordia, Hops and Fruitful has launched a scheme urging furloughed workers, job seekers and university students to apply for jobs in fruit picking.

Employer guidance

Staff at risk?

If you are an employer whose staff are at risk of redundancy, please call 07879 603635.

Fill urgent vacancies

If you require support to fill urgent vacancies, please call 07879 603635.

Further guidance for employers and employees

For general guidance and links to further information on redundancy for both employers and employees, you can read the DWP factsheet on redundancy.