Gumtree Jobs has announced the launch of a new partnership with the Food and Drink Federation (FDF), in order to connect displaced hospitality jobseekers with local employers across the UK.
The job hunting platform, that specialises in non-office based roles earning under £25,000, will help members of the federation secure employees for “flexible and long-term” roles within the industry.
The roles in question include warehouse and logistics, food processing, and packaging and distribution.
Federation members can now create bespoke, geo-targeted listings and display campaigns for the jobs they wish to advertise. The available roles will be seen by a “much broader audience”, according to Gumtree Jobs.
Nicki Hunt, director of membership and commercial engagement at the FDF, said: “’We are delighted to be working with Gumtree, a brand that many will recognise, to help businesses ensure that they have access to workers at this important time.
“Most food and drink producers have continued to operate throughout the crisis, overcoming many obstacles to keep the supply chain running.”
She added: “They are amongst the hidden heroes of the pandemic and the support from Gumtree will enable them to address any labour shortages.”
Jessica Burns, business development manager at Gumtree Jobs, said: “We are committed to helping those capable of playing an important role in powering today’s economy.
“Millions of people across the nation have lost their jobs since COVID-19 lockdown restrictions were put in place while the food and drink supply chain industry is desperately trying to staff up and keep up with demand.”
She added: “This partnership will ensure that employers across the country are linked with jobseekers in their local area that have the required skill sets.”