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Service to support students amid ‘disastrous’ impact of pandemic on employment

Employment hub Resource launches initiative with the Union of Jewish Students to support young people who have been 'particularly badly hit' by the economic impact of the virus

Victoria Sterman (left) of Resource
Victoria Sterman (left) of Resource

A Jewish employment charity has launched a new service specifically for students because of the pandemic’s “disastrous effect” on their employment prospects.

Resource, based in London, said its new student employment support service – in collaboration with the Union of Jewish Students (UJS) – had come about in part because those leaving university and college had been “particularly badly hit”.

Chief executive Victoria Sterman said: “Work opportunities have been shrinking in line with the economy and it has become evident an even more concerted effort was needed to support this cohort.”

She said employment was “a key concern” for UJS members, and that services included help with application forms, video interview skills, CV development, applying for internships or looking for interim or full-time work, and career planning.

“Students can book a one-to-one video slot with a professional advisor and attend one or more of our specialist webinars that cover every aspect of finding employment,” she said. “Everything is provided free.”

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