The council’s Jobs, Enterprise and Training service (JET) has supported more than 220 residents during the pandemic.

The team, which is based at Smithfield in the city centre, helps people who are unemployed to get back into work, including those who face challenges because of redundancy.

It also operates an employment job brokerage service, which provides recruitment support for local businesses.

Since March, 224 people have received guidance and are getting regular job alerts. Of those, 132 have found a position to apply for and 49 have already successfully secured a job.

JET can provide a comprehensive package of support, which includes information about:

Residents can contact the JET service via 01782 234288.

As part of its support, the city council is working with Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire LEP (SSLEP) on the county-wide Redundancy and Recruitment Triage Service for businesses and employees experiencing redundancies as a result of the coronavirus, delivered by the National Careers Service West Midlands including Staffordshire.

The service is the result of contributions from multiple partners including the Department for Work and Pensions, local authorities and others.

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