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HOW TO FIND A JOB

HOW TO FIND A JOB AND REDUCE YOUR CARBON FOOTPRINT
AT THE SAME TIME

New jobs portal search.co.uk is reinforcing its credentials as the greenest way to find a job in the UK by sponsoring the Central Scotland Forest Trust (CSFT) to give away a native Scottish tree for every ten candidate applications received on the search.co.uk website.

Peter Gillespie, CEO of search.co.uk, stresses that online recruitment represents the green option to start off with, but that search.co.uk is branching out further still with their tree-planting initiative. This sponsors native Scottish trees to be distributed by the Central Scotland Forest Trust for planting by members of the public across central Scotland.

Gillespie adds, Online recruitment hugely reduces the need for paper applications, paper CVs, manual postage and delivery. Its fast and efficient and, since nearly everyone has access to a computer at home or at work these days, it is adding nothing to existing energy consumption and resources to apply for jobs online. Our client advertisers can feel good that their recruitment activity on jobs.search.co.uk is also helping to restore the landscape as well as reducing carbon emissions.

Simon Rennie, Chief Executive of CSFT said, Part of our role is to mobilise people and businesses to get involved with improving the environment in which they live and work. We therefore distribute saplings for local people to plant, and we give advice on how to make sure the new trees thrive. The money from search.co.uk will sponsor one young, native tree for every ten candidates applying online.

Search.co.uk hopes to sponsor a minimum of 5,000 saplings over its first year as the new portal gains momentum and expands its marketing to a UK market.

The portal, launched in January, is committed to reducing waste for recruiters too. Through its innovative pricing model, recruiters pay only for each suitable application, rather than paying up-front to for the advertising itself. This means that recruiters looking to better control costs, only pay for the applications they need.

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