Published: Thursday, 27th April 2023
The Royal Borough of Greenwich’s employment service, Greenwich Local Labour and Business (GLLaB), was established in 1996.
The service links residents to job opportunities created from regeneration projects in the Royal Borough of Greenwich. Since then, over 82,000 residents have accessed GLLaB’s services, with 24,000 supported into sustainable work and 23,000 equipped with the skills to move closer to the labour market through upskilling and training.
GLLaB provides tailored support for people at all levels, by helping to address complex barriers to work, and supporting you to gain new skills or experience. The service also provides free recruitment solutions to businesses by matching residents to job vacancies.
We recently caught up with four of the employers that have benefited from our support to identify local people to fill vacancies within their organisations: SELCE, Methley & Daughters, Indie-Zero and Helix3D. They all operate across different industries, from green energy and cleaning services to film studios, to provide a variety of job opportunities available in the borough for our residents.
South East London Community Energy (SELCE)
A community energy enterprise (not-for-profit), with services, founded by residents for residents, covering the whole of South-East London
Set construction service for film, high-quality TV and commercials.
METHLEY & DAUGHTERS
An award-winning commercial cleaning company, which employs local women, many of whom have experienced domestic abuse.
Independent film studios offering a state-of-the-art, net zero and sustainable studio facility in London.
Councillor Mariam Lolavar, Cabinet Member for Inclusive Economy, Business and Skills, said:
The Council puts skills, retraining and job creation at the front and centre of its agenda, supporting economic prosperity for all in our borough. One of our key missions is offering everyone the opportunity to secure a good job, as set out in Our Greenwich, our corporate plan.
“GLLaB is at the heart of this work, creating pathways to help people get on in life and grow the local economy. Residents can receive the support and helping hand needed, to move forward on their path to employment and realising their full potential.
“Whether you’re a resident looking for work or to retrain, or an employer looking to recruit local staff, we invite you to get in touch with GLLaB to see what they can do for you.
How to get in touch:
Call 020 8921 2440 or email email@example.com
You can also visit the GLLaB office at The Old Library, Calderwood Street, Woolwich SE18 6QW between Monday to Friday, 9:30am to 4:30pm