New portal makes it 'easier for jobseekers'

Council's new jobs portal filters vacancies by job sector.
Council's new jobs portal filters vacancies by job sector.

Liverpool mayor Wendy Waller said Liverpool Council's new jobs portal will make it "easier for jobseekers" in the Liverpool area to find work close to home.

The portal filters vacancies in the Liverpool region by job sector from most of the major employment search engines.

It's the latest in a host of digital tools to support businesses and jobseekers in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Council also this week launchedan online marketplace, so businesses can establish new partnerships, provide collaboration opportunities and resolve potential disruptions to supply chains.

Offers currently available on the Liverpool Marketplace include a party-hire company renting marquees to assist restaurants and a rideshare delivery service offering commission-free services to local businesses.

"Businesses can find offers and resources to help grow their business, including materials, technology, manufacturing capacity, storage or locating shared workspaces," Mayor Waller said.

"Council recognises that many residents and local businesses are facing challenging conditions as they adapt during the COVID-19 pandemic.

"We have rolled out a range of measures to support businesses and their employees, including the distribution of $172,000 in grant funding to 50 small businesses, hosting online workshops and a business resilience development program and developing a local business directory and Shop Local campaign.

"As a fast-growing and culturally diverse city, council is working to empower people, build resilience and support economic recovery."