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Job site created to help bridge employment gap between businesses and young people

New 'Just the Job' website will launch later this month

Businesses on the Isle of Man are being encouraged to futureproof their workforce by employing younger people.

A new website – ‘Just the Job’ – is being launched to help those aged 14-25 find employment and to help companies bridge their skills gaps.

It’s being run by Junior Achievement Isle of Man and will advertise vacancies, offer a free CV builder and offer young people advice on how to start a business. 

Research conducted by the educational charity, which reaches more than 5,500 children in primary and secondary schools on the Island, showed: 

  • Young people on the Island do not know what job opportunities are available to them or even where to start an application process.
  • 75 percent of surveyed participants, who chose not to continue in education, felt more needed to be done to help them into the world of work. 
  • 80 percent said they wouldn't apply for a job unless they understood the job description.

Sue Cook is the chief executive:

The ‘Just the Job’ project is being supported financially by the Z Zurich Foundation; Ruth Adamson is the regional engagement manager: 

Rebecca George is the chief executive of the Chamber of Commerce and says from an industry perspective the introduction of the website will plug the skills gap:

You can find the ‘Just the Job’ website HERE.

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