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Prosper4Jobs and the Minister

Prosper4Jobs and the Minister 

We’re delighted that, on Wednesday 9th January 2019, and despite a busy “Brexit day”, the Minister of State at the Ministry of Justice, Rory Stewart OBE MP, met with Michael Corrigan and Andrew Dixon from Prosper, the Social Enterprise behind the jobs website www.prosper4jobs.co.uk .  They met at Portcullis House, the working home for MPs and Ministers, and part of the Palace of Westminster.

Michael and Andrew described the work which Prosper has been delivering in 2018 in operating the only jobs board dedicated to jobs available for ex-offenders anywhere in Europe:

During 2018, more than 1,500 jobs have been advertised, with 53 employers.  During the meeting with Rory Stewart, the current 511 jobs were discussed and demonstrated.

The Minister learned about the current 975 candidates currently registered, and heard about their 1,019 applications for jobs, resulting in more than 100 jobs having been obtained by ex-offenders during the year.

The jobs board, www.prosper4jobs.co.uk, is a revolution in ex-offender employment, providing a single resource site whereby employers can advertise jobs, and candidates can register their CVs.  Other agencies supporting ex-offenders can find resources and jobs through the Jobs Board, and help their own candidates to change their lives.

The Minister was very delighted with the efforts and successes of www.prosper4jobs.co.uk, and congratulated Prosper for its work.

This marks an important step in spreading the good news from www.prosper4jobs.co.uk.  Michael Corrigan said: “MOJ Minister of State, Rory Stewart, is clearly a big supporter of ex-offender progression, and was very supportive of the excellent results from the work of www.prosper4jobs.co.uk.  We are looking forward to working alongside MOJ in the next phase of the work of the Jobs Board, and helping employers to find great workers.  2019 has got off to a great start.”

9th January 2019

Prosper4Jobs and the Minister

 

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