Lots of employers in Wiltshire "desperately in need of staff"

Lots of employers in Wiltshire "desperately in need of staff"

Published by Jack Deery at 5:43am 2nd April 2020.

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Wiltshire Jobcentres say they are working across the county to ensure people are able to find these vacancies.

Despite many businesses having been affected by the coronavirus pandemic, Wiltshire Jobcentres want to make it clear that many organisations are still desperately looking for staff. 

They are working with Wiltshire Council and other local organisations to support their employers and get the word out on their openings. 

Many are being shared on their Twitter page, while they can also be found on findajob.gov.uk


They say all the major supermarkets have announced mass recruitment drives to ensure that food gets from the distribution centres to the shelves and home delivery slots are available. 

Meanwhile, farming employers, particularly fruit and vegetable pickers are needed.

Elsewhere, Wiltshire Health and Care along with other care providers are recruiting for staff to support their existing employees and vulnerable people.

Supermarket sign Amesbury
Many major supermarkets have announced recruitment drives over the last couple of weeks

Wiltshire Jobcentres said: 

"We have teams working right across our network to support customers who have seen changes to their income or work that mean they will or have made a claim for benefit.

Jobcentres are currently closed but our teams are working in them to deliver services by phone.

Because the lines are busy, your local jobcentre will call you if they've seen you've applied online but haven't been able to get through to get an appointment yet."


For people who may have found themselves unemployed due to the outbreak, there are a few different challenges away from work, that are being offered: 

  • Some local colleges are also offering a range of short online courses allowing people an opportunity to up-skill or retrain during this time
  • Many local charities are calling for help as their own workforces are affected by social distancing and self-isolation requirements and the demands on their services rise

You can visit charity websites to find out if they are looking for more support. 

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