- EmployGM is a new platform to help people find local jobs, search for courses, and find localised support across Greater Manchester.
- The project is a Mayoral commitment, aiming to help residents navigate the opportunities available to them and attract more talent to the city-region.
- The Growth Company will deliver and manage the site on behalf of Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA). EmployGM will demystify the employment process with straightforward and easy-to-use features.
A revamped platform offering a one-stop-shop for people looking for jobs, training or employment support across Greater Manchester has been launched.
EmployGM is being delivered by The Growth Company on behalf of GMCA and will signpost people to a host of local support across the 10 boroughs of Greater Manchester.
Information on local training and skills courses, employment support programmes, vacancies in the city-region, help with job applications and CV writing, money and health support and much more will be available via the website.
Though EmployGM has been available since 2020, the launch – also a Mayoral commitment – marks a complete overhaul of the platform, which further benefits residents by bringing resources together in one place and making navigating careers much easier.
The Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham said: “Greater Manchester is a thriving and vibrant city-region offering a plethora of opportunity for people living and working here and beyond.
“It’s important we make finding these opportunities as easy as possible so that people are in no doubt about how they can progress in their careers or find new ones.
“EmployGM has evolved significantly, mirroring the pace at which our city-region’s economy is also growing. It’s about more than finding jobs, the site also supports our efforts to ensure people’s skills match our labour market need by providing information about tailored training opportunities and careers guidance.”
Michelle Leeson, managing director for GC Employment, said: “EmployGM will help people to unlock their potential and understand the breadth of opportunity that we have in Greater Manchester.
“There will be local support for people living in every Greater Manchester borough as well as helping people that might want to move to the city-region understand what the local economy is looking for and how to find the right role in a new place.
“We’d like to see people using the site that might be considering a career change or that want help understanding what support is available to them in several different areas.”
The website received a ‘soft’ launch in late 2023 to allow people to understand the offer and try out the site, but now all functionality has been enabled and users will be able to access everything EmployGM has to offer.
As well as targeting Greater Manchester residents, EmployGM has been designed to attract and encourage people that are considering relocating to the city-region, showcasing the range of career opportunities available.
Councillor Eamonn O’Brien, Greater Manchester’s Lead for Technical Education and Skills said: "I am delighted to welcome the launch of the Employ GM website, which brings together a comprehensive range of job vacancies, training opportunities and employment support in one place.
"The resource will support Greater Manchester residents and beyond to get on the career ladder, reach their ambitions and be part of the city-region’s thriving workforce.
"I commend the efforts of everyone involved and encourage our residents to explore the platform for their employment support and career development needs."
The site will also cater to those considering a career change will also find useful assets and interesting roles and dedicated resources focused on working in different sectors.
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