BID businesses offer workplace support for young people

Two Wimbledon BID businesses have joined forces to help young people with learning disabilities on their way to volunteering or paid employment. Wimbledon based retail technology specialist, Retail IT provides equipment, training and ongoing support to Merton Connected’s charity retail initiative Fayre & Square. The community shop is based on the Upper Level of Centre Court Shopping Centre and offers support and retail training placements to volunteers with learning disabilities.

Fayre and Square was born from the idea of supporting young people into employment. It provides supported retail skills for young adults and a platform for local independent artisans to showcase their hand made products to the public. Dozens of young volunteers have completed placements at Fayre and Square, with the majority progressing on to further training or volunteering and several moving on from the project into paid employment.

CIPD and Office Angels present analysis of UK labour market and salaries

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development in partnership with Adecco Group has recently published its quarterly Labour Market Outlook,  highlighting employers’ recruitment, redundancy and pay intentions, and how Brexit is affecting hiring and investment decisions and the migrant workforce.

Office Angels recruitment consultants, part of the Adecco Group has also published its biannual Salary Update, analysing salary trends for office professional roles and assessing the UK jobs market as well as the impact of the National Living Wage.

The reports are essential reading and present invaluable information on the current state of salaries and the UK labour market, and insightful analysis on the outlook for both.

Headquartered in Wimbledon (151 The Broadway), the CIPD is the professional association for human resource management professionals. The Wimbledon branch of Office Angels is located at 40-44 The Broadway.

Love Wimbledon launches ShopWatch

Following on from the success of our PubWatch initiative, Love Wimbledon is pleased to announce the launch of ShopWatch. We are engaging with and connecting individual retailers throughout the town centre with the aim of working together to share intelligence to try and eradicate crime, with shop lifting being the main offence. The Met Police are fully supportive of this initiative and will attend each meeting.

The next ShopWatch meeting will be on Wednesday 7 June from 4pm at Elys.

If you would like to attend or need more details, please email Love Wimbledon or call us on 020 8619 2012.