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Statement from the Growth Company and the Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham following the collapse of Debenhams

Mark Hughes, Chief Executive of The Growth Company, said: “Following the news of the collapse of Arcadia and Debenhams we know that many thousands of retail workers now need help to find new roles, or develop new skills."

Employment advice available for all GM workers

Employment lawyers to provide free advice to GM workers hit hardest by the pandemic

The Growth Company has partnered with Citizens Advice Manchester and a network of experienced legal firms to ensure that Greater Manchester’s workers who have been hit hardest by the pandemic can access free legal advice.

Northcoders launches deferred payment scheme for all and a new gender diversity fund

Northcoders - the coding school for the North – is launching a brand-new Study Now, Pay Later scheme for those who want to change career and take its 13-week Coding Bootcamp course. The initiative is the organisation’s latest effort to make careers in tech more accessible for all.

Manchester city centre

'British answer to Amazon' Onbuy to open Manchester office creating over 100 jobs

Onbuy claims to be the world's fastest growing marketplace and a British "ethical alternative" to Amazon. They have now announced plans to open an office in Manchester as part of a £10m investment, creating over 100 jobs.

Aspire Recruitment looking for 129 temporary staff for Covid-19 testing roles

Aspire Recruitment, part of the Growth Company, is looking to recruit 129 temporary workers to assist with the administration and processing of Covid-19 tests for 30,000 students in Manchester.

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Vodafone offers unlimited voice and data plan to job seekers for £10 a month

Vodafone has launched a new plan to help people who have become unemployed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic to stay connected.

Manchester named second most attractive UK city for tech investment

Manchester has been named the second most attractive city in the UK for tech investment.

Fashion Your Own Future

Harley's new job helps other young women to “Fashion Your Own Future”

“Fashion Your Own Future” supports young women to feeconfident and ready for their first major job interviews by providing new outfits.