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Over 83,000 benefit from career advisory services provided by Sigmar’s COVID Response Jobs initiative

Since the launch of Sigmar Recruitment’s COVID Response Jobs initiative three months ago, it has seen 83,716 jobseekers benefit from its career advisory services, including video interviewing, remote working and digital collaboration. 10,702 have utilised the free online upskilling, with the most popular courses being project management and MS Excel. 3,010jobseekers have connected with 200 frontline employers, there have been 900+ jobs advertised and 15,050 jobseekers have subscribed on a weekly basis for employment insights.



Founder of the initiative and Sigmar COO, Robert Mac Giolla Phádraig, said, “We’ve been overwhelmed by the level of engagement amongst jobseekers coming to the site, particularly the quantum availing of the career advisory services, which have been tailor made to support the remote job search in the current environment. Recruitment has changed significantly in recent months and how jobseekers compete is now very different to what is was. Our career advisory service has helped jobseekers articulate competencies and achievements through a digital recruitment process for a lower touch economy.



“In addition, we are delighted to have supported over 200 frontline employers in a meaningful way and in turn help keep the national infrastructure up and running.



“We had 10,702 people take up free learning pathways through our partner Alison.com, in subjects such as Project Management, MS Excel, Web development, Data Science, GDPR, Accounting and many more. In addition to skills training, the learning content has been COVID curated for maximum impact across Business Skills, IT Skills, Mental Health and Personal Development.”


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