At the moment, businesses the world over are experiencing unprecedented hardship and financial instability; the SARS-CoV-19 pandemic has uprooted the world’s financial and business sector – it has seen millions unemployed, and many more are expected to become unemployed in the near future.
Lagoon Hull has been described as the region’s most ambitious scheme in recent years, with the capability to change the Humber region’s future and as the proposal’s development continues, the team behind the £1.5 billion idea have received yet more good news about the project’s viability.
Hull city council’s new employment hub, working with over 80 businesses in the city, has delivered a major new programme to offer hundreds of life-changing career opportunities for those struggling to find work in the Covid crisis.
The employment hub has already secured 300 new opportunities for local young people, under the government’s national Kickstart scheme, which creates fully-funded, six-month placements for 25 hours per week in a wide variety of businesses and roles.
It was confirmed that the four local authorities on both sides of the Humber Estuary – East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Hull City Council and the North & North East Lincolnshire Councils – have submitted a joint bid, which is being led by Associated British Ports, for the Humber to be considered for Freeport status.
A local care company is urging job seekers from all walks of life to bring their valuable skills to the care sector.
As the pandemic brings unemployment and an uncertain future for the job market, Home Instead Beverley and Hull, which a number of care roles to fill, is urging local people to consider a career in care.
Emma Hardy MP is supporting National Apprenticeship Week, recognising the enormous contribution made by apprentices and their employers in Hull West and Hessle.
Apprenticeships provide people with the chance to learn a trade and earn a wage whilst they progress. Investing in training opportunities will be central to rebuilding our economy after the pandemic.
From Sunday 17 January bus company East Yorkshire will be making temporary changes to some buses, in response to the national lockdown.
A small number of late-night journeys will be suspended, and some frequent buses in Hull will run slightly less often due to lower numbers of people travelling.
Graham Stuart, MP for Beverley and Holderness, has acknowledged the difficulties caused by the latest rules as a result of a third national lockdown.
However, the MP went on to described the restrictions as “vital” in the national effort to fight Covid-19.
Police and Crime Commissioner for Humberside, Keith Hunter has provided an additional £48,000 for Project Nova to support Armed Forces veterans.
This funding will help to provide dedicated emotional and practical support services for veterans to help them gain social stability and health and wellbeing to support the transition from military to civilian life.
East Riding Theatre has launched a fundraising campaign as they look to raise £20,000 to solidify its future as a valued local charity.
They say that with the likelihood of ongoing social distancing measures their income streams will be impacted.
No Limits a new employment programme has been launched to help young people find employment and training opportunities.
Run in partnership by Department for Work and Pensions and the local council, the programme aims to help 18-24-year-olds.
Work to refresh the cycle lanes in Beverley Road will begin on Monday 23 November.
Work will include rebranding the bus lanes and incorporating visible cycle lanes within the existing road network.
East Riding of Yorkshire Council, as part of its pledge to deliver the commitments set out in the Armed Forces Covenant in the region, is working together with partners to improve the support for the local Armed Forces community.
New web pages now available on the council’s website have been designed around themes including employment, education and skills, families, children and young people, health and wellbeing, housing, money advice, together with general information and support.
Local bus company East Yorkshire has announced that their buses will continue running during the lockdown.
The operator’s buses will all run to normal timetables, to enable people to continue to travel to school, college, supermarkets and essential employment.
East Riding College is the first college in the North to be recognised as a gold-level employer by the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.
This award recognises employers that go the extra mile to support their employees who are ex-forces or part of the wider military family such as spouses or cadets.
East Riding College held a groundbreaking event on 19 October at its Flemingate campus in Beverley as part of its celebration of Colleges Week 2020.
The symbolic groundbreaking ceremony marks the start of work on the construction of a new Institute of Technology at the College’s Beverley campus. It is part of the Yorkshire and Humber Institute of Technology, one of only 12 such institutes across the country.
Hull residents who have lost income as a result of self-isolation are being urged to check if they are eligible for a new £500 payment.
People in the UK now have a legal duty to self-isolate if they test positive for Covid-19 or are contacted by NHS Test and Trace.
Hull businesses are being urged to get involved in a new £2 billion scheme which will create job placements for young people.
Hull City Council is looking for employers to be part of the Government-funded Kickstart scheme, which will provide high-quality work placements to young people at risk of long-term unemployment.