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Construction Industry Workers Urged To Register Their Skills

Posted 13th April 2010.

A Leeds-based organisation which aims to find construction jobs for those living in deprived communities is urging likely candidates to come forward and catalogue their qualifications and abilities.

With new building projects on the horizon, including the Leeds Arena, Construction Leeds – part of regeneration charity reew – is launching a Skills Register.

Being on this register means that when Construction Leeds receives a call from a firm looking to hire staff, it can place the right people on the right site according to location, skills and experience. It is also designed to identify any gaps in the construction industry jobs market.

Richard Town, Construction Leeds Business Support Officer, said: Part of renews work to build sustainable communities is through supporting local residents in training and securing new employment opportunities.

Helping the unemployed and under-employed find work in the construction and building industries is the remit of Construction Leeds.
Our Construction Workers Register is an important tool for us to be able to succeed in our purpose. We need people to call us and add their details. This means that when we are contacted by businesses needing workers, we can place people with the right skills in the right locations.

Mr Town added: However, it is important to note that Construction Leeds isnt a recruitment agency. We are here to help local people find local work. With the economic climate now on the rise, it is the perfect time to update and build our register with new and existing workers details.

What I would say to anyone in the construction industry is can you afford not to be on the register?

To further details about the register, please call Louise at Construction Leeds on 0113 8814 810.

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For Further Details Please Contact:
Richard Town, Construction Leeds, on 0113 8814810
David Simister, Different PR, on 0845 389 26 26

Notes to Editors:
Since 1989, re-new has worked with disadvantaged neighbourhoods and communities across Leeds. Its main objectives are to improve young people’s self-esteem and confidence; help young people overcome negative life experiences and make a good start to their adult lives; to enable young people to develop and maintain self-awareness and to support young people to engage and interact positively with others, including their own families, friends, peers and employers.