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15.01.03      
Business leaders welcome new online jobs market for Cornwall

Business leaders in Cornwall today welcomed the launch jobsincornwall.co.uk, the new website dedicated to employers and jobseekers in Cornwall.

jobsincornwall.co.uk, which went live on 6 January, is a unique locally owned and managed online job market website that aims to bring together as much information as possible about what jobs are available in Cornwall into one easily accessible place.

The new jobs website made use of the aid available under Cornwall's Objective One Programme, particularly Let's Do IT, Enterprise Edge and Act Now, to establish its cutting edge technology for the use of local employers and job-seekers.

Richard Newman, Chairman of the Objective One Business Task Force for Cornwall, warmly welcomed the announcement saying: "Business sectors in Cornwall, particularly the construction industry, report a shortage of skilled labour that is preventing some firms from growing. The dedicated jobsincornwall website will be a crucial resource in the awareness of employment opportunities, which will hopefully lead to satisfying the demands of Cornish firms. We wish jobsincornwall every success for the future."

Carleen Kelemen, Director of the Objective One Programme for Cornwall, said: "This is a good example of a commercial firm benefiting from multiple Objective One projects to lead the way in using technology to extend opportunities for employment for people in Cornwall."

Thelma Sorensen, Chairman of the Cornwall Business Partnership, said: "This is a very welcome, innovative approach, created by a Cornish company, to job recruitment in Cornwall. I particularly congratulate Richard Crocker on leading the field by utilising the latest information technology solutions, delivered by excellent Objective One projects, such as 'Act Now' and 'Let's Do IT', for the benefit of both employers and job seekers in Cornwall's labour market."

Richard Crocker, managing director of jobsincornwall.co.uk, said the new online service would streamline the recruitment process and speed up the process of finding new employees. "jobsincornwall.co.uk is a unique employment website offering a specialist local service. Our sole aim is to make recruitment advertising more effective for employers or recruitment companies and job-hunting easy for prospective employees.

"Our jobs website offers employers the opportunity to fill their job vacancies more quickly, more efficiently and more cost-effectively. It will help to make the Cornwall jobs market more efficient and promote skills and the local economy. We also aim to help make Cornwall's economy more resilient to changing employment opportunities and minimise unemployment. By making information about available jobs more accessible we will increase opportunities for everybody."

The internet is an ideal way to advertise or search for a job, but until now finding local jobs has been a problem for job seekers. That problem has now been solved as jobsincornwall.co.uk launches its new website service especially for Cornwall.

Richard Crocker added: "The key to employment advertising is to get your vacancy noticed by people who are most likely to have the skills you need. To do this you need to use an advertising channel that is convenient for people to use, that actively promotes itself to workers and that is available at times that suit them. jobsincornwall.co.uk provides just such a service.

"If you are a job seeker you probably want to find a job locally. jobsincornwall.co.uk offers convenient, instant, free access to a huge range of continuously updated jobs in a wide variety of industry sectors, available through a computer 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We specialise only in advertising jobs in Cornwall.

"With the help of reliable technology, jobsincornwall.co.uk offers a complete and local recruitment advertising solution to any employer which has job vacancies," Richard Crocker says. "Jobs advertised with us will also be accessible to jobseekers through a network of 26,000 other websites and we will keep people registered on our database of registered job seekers informed about new jobs. That means that if a local person can't be found to fill a vacancy then the advert will be seen nationwide. We will also be using radio advertising. All these efforts have just one aim: to drive thousands of listeners, viewers and readers to the job advertisements employers place on our website."

Richard Crocker added: "Another benefit of an internet advert is persistence. Our adverts stay online for weeks. Most other adverts are consigned to the bin within hours of publication. We vastly increase the chances of a job seeker finding the vacancy they are looking for. jobsincornwall.co.uk thus provides employers with access to a vast job-seeking readership, representing a huge increase on the enquiries that would be attracted to a jobs board on a single company website or a vacancy advertised in other forms of local media.

"jobsincornwall.co.uk offers employers greater opportunities to advertise a vacancy and find the right candidate for the job with the minimum of fuss. They are able to advertise a vacancy on our website in little more time than it takes to type the advert. If there is a rapid response from job seekers, a suitable shortlist can be compiled within hours. This can be crucial when vacancies arise at short notice and customer service is threatened by staff shortages.

"Vacancies can be accessed by job seekers from a wide variety of locations, including computers at home or at work, libraries, job centres, universities and colleges, or internet cafes. Our aim is to be fast, flexible and agile and the convenience of internet access is excellent when compared to other media."

If you are a job seeker looking for a convenient place to see what local jobs are around, or an employer with a vacancy and would like your advertising to work better, try jobsincornwall.co.uk. You will find us at www.jobsincornwall.co.uk.

Editor's notes:

For further information, please contact:
Richard Crocker
jobsincornwall.co.uk
PO Box 354
Plymouth
PL1 3XD
Tel: 01752 202544
Mobile: 07977 537362

John Baker
John Baker Communications
PO Box 5
Saltash
Cornwall
PL12 4YW
Tel: 01752 849839
Mobile: 07710 147395

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Jason Clark
Communications Manager
Objective One Partnership Office
Castle House
Pydar Street
Truro TR1 2UD
Tel:01872 241379
Fax:01872 241388

jason@dclark.co.uk

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