James Cleverly visits the Braintree Headquarters of CSS Recruitment and Training
JAMES Cleverly visited a recruitment firm to mark the anniversary of the UK government’s plan for employment.
The Braintree MP visited the city’s CSS recruiting and training headquarters on Thursday to find out how they have used the government program.
Over the past year, the government has supported more than 14.5 million jobs and individuals, or more than a third of the workforce, under the £ 352 billion support program which helped protect jobs and businesses during the pandemic.
Mr. Cleverly said CSS Recruitment is a “fabulous example” of just one company that has benefited from the program.
Mr Cleverly added: “It was great to visit CSS Recruitment & Training today, meet their staff and hear firsthand how they used the measures of the government’s employment plan to create new employment opportunities in Essex.
“Over the past year millions of people and businesses across the UK have been supported by the UK government.
“Our Jobs Plan has protected people’s jobs, supported families and created new jobs.”
Exactly one year ago, Chancellor Rishi Sunak presented the government’s plan.
To mark the milestone, ministers visited companies across the country that were instrumental in implementing the plan.
Liam Gleeson, CEO of CSS Recruitment and Training, said:
“We are extremely grateful for the financial support the government has put in place for businesses during the pandemic. Without it, it would have been even more difficult to survive the past year and a half.
“We are fighting back now, with plans to open new offices in Lincolnshire and Warwickshire, which will require the hiring of additional staff.”
Throughout the pandemic, 11.6 million jobs have been protected through the leave scheme and 2.9 million self-employed people have received £ 25.2 billion in government grants.
The £ 2bn Kickstart program is also helping to create new fully subsidized jobs for young people across the country and a £ 2.9bn restart program has been launched in England and Wales to help long-term unemployment.