Save Our Skills: kbbreview launches free job ads for retailers

Independent retailers can now advertise job vacancies for free on kbbreview.com as its Save Our Skills campaign gains momentum.

The kbbreview Save Our Skills campaign was started as the coronavirus situation was beginning to lead to many redundancies within the kbb sector. There is, kbbreview believes, an urgency to keep the skills and experience these people possess within the industry if possible.

Yesterday (Monday, June 15), the first Save Our Skills mailer was sent to the entire kbbreview database showcasing seven highly experienced people who have recently been made redundant.

This email will now continue regularly every Monday.

Now, as the campaign continues, those independent retailers with the most limited resources can advertise their job vacancies nationally for free on kbbreview.com.

The offer is open to any kbb retailers with three showrooms or less and runs until 5pm on July 31, 2020.

“This is the next step of the Save Our Skills campaign,” said kbbreview managing editor Andrew Davies. “We want to help retailers fill the roles they have available and keep the front line of the industry full of experience.

“The skills and knowledge of the independent retailers dealing directly with consumers is what makes them unique and we need to keep them in the industry – they are the face of the sector as far as the customer is concerned.”

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All retailers need to do is send us the outline information on the vacancy and it will get posted on kbbreview.com. For more details of how to submit a job, go to our Q&A guide here.

Elsewhere, the KBSA has given its support to the kbbreview Save Our Skills campaign.

“The Covid-19 crisis has brought companies together to support each other, in ways we have not seen before and  has shown what a great team spirit there is in our industry,” said national chair Richard Hibbert. ‘The Save our Skills campaign, is one such initiative that we are happy to support.

“Our members are all focusing on how to move forward their business as lockdown eases, and it is encouraging to see so many members taking part in our weekly Zoom briefings and signing up for our regular webinars. We know that some members have continued with training for furloughed staff and we are looking at ways to help them up skill their staff in the future.

“With the end of lockdown in sight we remain focused on supporting our members during this challenging period.”

If you’ve recently been made redundant you can find out more about getting featured on our weekly Save Our Skills email by clicking here.

If you’re a retailer with a vacancy to advertise, find out how to do it by clicking here

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