More firms urged to offer jobs to victims of modern slavery

Firms in hospitality, hairdressing and social care have been urged to offer jobs to the victims of modern slavery. Businesses across various sectors of the economy have followed the lead set by the Co-op and signed up to the innovative Bright Future programme that provides employment for those rescued from slavery. Research by the charity City Hearts amongst potential Bright Future candidates found that almost a third (31 per cent) said they would prefer a job in a hotel or restaurant, social and child care or hairdressing and beauty. That…

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Ten UK firms join jobs scheme for victims of modern slavery

Ten UK businesses have signed up to Bright Future, an innovative scheme devised by the Co-op, in conjunction with charity City Hearts, to create jobs for victims of modern slavery. Household names Dixons Carphone and The Body Shop, in partnership with Single Resource, along with eight others, including independent Co-op societies, food suppliers and construction company Marshalls Plc, have become Bright Future Business Partners and pledged to provide employment for people rescued from enslavement. Under the Bright Future scheme victims are offered a four-week paid work placement leading to a…

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UK firms set to create 300 jobs for victims of modern slavery

Some of the UK’s leading businesses, led by the Co-op, are set to create up to 300 jobs for the victims of modern slavery by 2020. Up to 20 large firms, from various sectors of the economy, are on the verge of signing up to an innovative employment programme called Bright Future, devised by the Co-op, in conjunction with City Hearts, to provide work for people rescued from enslavement. The companies joining the scheme will work hand in hand with a network of local charities in order to put survivors…

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City Hearts and Co-op Launch Bright Future Programme to help Victims of Modern Slavery

Victims of modern slavery across the UK have been thrown a jobs lifeline thanks to the Co-op and charity City Hearts. The Co-op, which has pioneered a job creation programme in the North-west whereby survivors of modern slavery are offered permanent employment, is now creating a national scheme that will enable other enlightened employers throughout the country to do the same. With the support of City Hearts, a northern-based charity dedicated to supporting modern slavery victims, the Co-op is creating a national matching system that will enable other companies to…

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