Recruitment specialists GCS Associates has launched ‘The GCS Pledge’ which aims to help those who were made redundant during COVID-19 get back into work.
The company notes that, as a consequence of COVID-19, “many of our friends, colleagues and peers within the Construction, Building Supply & Hire sectors have been affected by redundancies. At GCS, we have spoken to so many talented individuals who are now actively looking for new roles, and we’re committed to supporting them by providing our recruitment services for free”.
A statement on the company’s website continued: “As recruitment specialists within these sectors, we are making a pledge to help, at least, 21 people who have lost their jobs due to COVID, back into employment.” Accordingly, the firm is reaching out to those in the industry to help in its endeavours, asking businesses with vacancies to “get in touch to see how you can get involved.”
GCS syas that it will “guarantee we can find the right talent for you” based on its 15 years of experience recruiting within the sector, supporting the “unprecedented number” of individuals to have recently lost their jobs.
The company explains that it won’t charge anything for its recruitment services and will “act as your recruitment partner; shortlist CVs and present the best possible candidates for your business.”
John Newcomb, CEO of the Builders Merchants Federation, said: “The BMF is pleased to endorse GCS’s initiative ‘The GCS Pledge’ – 21 for 2021. Its a great initiative which runs in parallel with the CLC’s Construction Industry Talent Retention scheme, of which the BMF is a founder member company. We all know people are our most important asset and I encourage all of our members and associates to get behind these initiatives”
More information on GCS Associates can found at the company’s website, including insightful interviews on the experiences of industry business leaders. Click here to read a Q&A with David Young, CEO of the Bradfords Group, which details how the merchant firm adapted at all levels of its organisation to meet the COVID challenge.