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Sigmar to connect jobseekers with employment opportunities during COVID-19 crisis

Sigmar Recruitment has launched an online platform to connect jobseekers with employment opportunities in response to the COVID-19 crisis. The platform will also offer upskilling opportunities for the restricted workforce.

The site will offer jobseekers advice and support on a range of workforce topics, including video interviewing, remote onboarding and remote working.

Employers can use the site to post roles for free, in order to keep Ireland’s workforce and supply chains running.  

Sigmar CCO, Robert Mac Giolla Phádraig, said, “ was created by Sigmar Recruitment to support displaced workers and employers during the COVID-19 outbreak. Our aim is to connect people who have been impacted by short-term business closures with employers who have seen rising demand for frontline staff, those in healthcare and those needed to keeping Ireland’s supply chains operating.

“The economy has temporarily stalled and the traditional recruitment process is on its head. However, the current pandemic has created new positions especially in retail, distribution, manufacturing and the health sector, to include many administrative, customer support and back office roles. In addition, we are actively supporting many other organisations balance business continuity with sustainable employee flexibility throughout the crisis.

“With the introduction of the COVID 19 Wage Subsidy Scheme this week, a significant cohort of the workforce is now likely to be retained, but with restricted workload. We aim to support the restricted workforce through upskilling during downtime, to better equip our workforce to rebound from the crisis in the medium term.

“At this time of national crisis, we all have a responsibility to play our part. At Sigmar, we have adopted a frontline first approach and will deploy all resources available to us to support the national interest. “

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