People in Yorkshire will now receive support when they lose their job or are facing redundancy thanks to a new scheme, Open Doors. Yorkshire-based training provider, Interserve Learning & Employment is rolling out a new employment service, providing skills support for local people to access when made redundant, or are at risk of redundancy.

Interserve will be delivering its programme, Open Doors, designed to help people who are trying to get back into work or are at risk of long-term unemployment. The service will include mentoring, re-skilling, training, up-skilling and vacancy matching for Yorkshire residents. It will benefit not only those who have recently lost their jobs, but those under consultation and notice of redundancy. Individuals can still access the service up to six months after being made redundant too while employers can also take advantage of the provision to support their staff affected by downsizing or company closure.

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sfaFunded by the European Social Fund, Open Doors is available until March 2018, connecting with people in the area and working with them to help address any skills-gaps to ensure they can secure further employment.

Speaking about the contract win, Employment Services Director at Interserve, Andy Johnston said:

“This contract is important to the Yorkshire community to reduce the impact that redundancy and job losses can have on people’s livelihoods. Building on our experience of helping local residents back into work, we know just what’s needed to give someone the support they need to find a job again. We have a great team in place with the understanding of what local employers are looking for and the relationships with them to make those valuable connections between candidate and vacancy”.

If your company is being affected by redundancy, call one of the team on 0333 444 2770 or email Yorks.Doors@interserve.com. If you are an individual going through the redundancy process or recently unemployed as a result of it, please visit Open Doors and fill out an enquiry form.