26,000 roles listed on new Hospitality Redeployment Hub

By Joe Lutrario contact

- Last updated on GMT

Jobs board Caterer.com launches Hospitality Redeployment Hub

Related tags: UnitedWeStand, Coronavirus, Recruitment, Chefs, Front of house

The UK’s largest hospitality jobs board has listed 26,000 jobs related to the UK’s Coronavirus crisis response to help an estimated 500,000 displaced hospitality workers find short term jobs.

Caterer.com’s Hospitality Redeployment Hub is the result of a partnership with trade body UKHospitality and charity Hospitality Action and features jobs from a range of sectors including customer service (7,561 available roles), logistics (8,191 driver roles available) and cleaning (3,285 roles available).

Employers include Lidl, Superdrug, Amazon, Hermes and Co-op and positions include warehouse operative, retail assistant and care assistant

While hospitality recruitment has been bought to a virtual standstill, the pandemic has seen the creation of thousands of new short-term roles.

“The team at Caterer.com are acutely aware of the pressure everyone in the hospitality industry is facing, and we’re doing everything we can to help through this devastating time, says Caterer.com director Neil Pattison.

“Our vast hospitality candidate database means we’re uniquely positioned to help. All hospitality employees in the UK can directly tap into this free service to search and apply for thousands of roles in sectors such as retail, distribution and care.”

UKHospitality chief executive Kate Nicholls says the initiative is a ‘magnificent’ example of how the sector is supporting its own workers. “The scale of the crisis we are collectively facing is unprecedented, so hospitality businesses have had to make the incredibly difficult decision to lay team members off."

"This initiative will help people find work in other sectors also feeling the strain until the hospitality sector is in a position to help pick up the pieces and bring our hard-working teams back together.”

“In recent weeks the hospitality industry has had to come to terms with an existential threat. We’re delighted to be standing shoulder to shoulder with Caterer.com and UKHospitality as they rally together to provide employment opportunities to many thousands of hospitality’s most vulnerable people,” says Hospitality Action CEO Mark Lewis.

“This innovative solution will enable some of the people currently being awarded crisis grants by Hospitality Action to pay bills and feed their families. Employers can look forward to welcoming an army of highly trained, motivated, passionate and professional hospitality people to their ranks.”

The Hospitality Redeployment Hub can be found here. 

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