Published: Friday, 27th August 2021

Are you currently on furlough, also known as Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, (due to end on the 30 September 2021), or worried about the prospect of redundancy?

The council’s skills and employment broker, Greenwich Local Labour and Business (GLLaB), can help you find a new job and is a one-stop-shop for financial and housing advice too.   

Cllr Mariam Lolavar, Cabinet Member for Business & Economic Growth, said: 

“The Government’s furlough scheme is ending soon and we understand what a worrying time this is for a lot of people, especially as it also coincides with the end of the Universal Credit uplift of £20 a week. Both these measures could push more people into unemployment and reduce already low incomes even further.  

“COVID-19 has exacerbated pre-existing inequalities among women, young people, low-income earners and some Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups in particular. However, our GLLaB advisors are here to help – please fill in the form or give them a call. They may even be able to see you face-to-face at one of the delivery sites across the borough.” 

GLLaB is a single point of access to a range of employment support schemes, access to training and apprenticeships. Experienced employment support advisers will help to workout which pathway is most suitable for your circumstances. Once you are registered with GLLaB you will be eligible to receive a weekly jobs bulletin with vacancies.   

To register with GLLaB or if you know someone facing unemployment, financial hardship or at risk of becoming homeless, please complete this short form indicating the service required: welfare, housing or employment. You can choose all three services at the same time if needed. A member of staff will then be in contact with you. 

Don’t waste time fill in the form or call an advisor today.

Fill in GLLaB's form now

020 8921 2440