How SMS is helping people get back to work

As many businesses are now re-open and at full capacity, there’s no denying the impact the last year or so has had on the job market.

Earlier this year, research showed that around one in 20 people who are looking for work struggle to find employment.

To help support those who are looking to find employment again, the government has launched the Restart Scheme. The Restart Scheme is part of the government’s plan to help people get back into work, providing Universal Credit claimants who have been out of work for more than 12 months enhanced support to find jobs in their local area.

We’re currently supporting organisations delivering the initiative across four regions in the UK through our SMS solution which is key to breaking down employment barriers that can hold people back from finding work.

Whether applicants require additional training, skills or need funding for transport to get to and from work, SMS can help deliver those services. Even more simply, it can provide guidance in looking for a job across applications and interview advice. The Restart Scheme offers help through personalised one-to-one support all of which can be delivered through text messaging.

How is SMS supporting the Restart Scheme?

The real-time nature of SMS along with its universal accessibility makes it ideal for sharing important updates and information with all participants of the scheme. SMS does not require any download, log in or app. Similarly, for organisations, our solution can be up and running in moments without the need for complex integrations and system updates.

Our SMS solution enables providers to share real-time support across:

  • Access to the internet
  • Transport options and funding
  • Share availability in chosen areas
  • Application and CV creation
  • Account activation and instructions
  • Support and advice

Assisting agencies in the roll-out of this initiative is something we’re incredibly proud to be a part of. Whether your business is responsible for the launch of the scheme in your area, or you work in a similar industry, we’d be happy to take you through the solution in more detail.

SMS is the ideal delivery method, connecting applicants with available opportunities in real-time. What’s more, the additional support that can be shared via the channel is invaluable. You can sign up for a free account or reach out to our support team to find out how we can help make more of your SMS campaigns.

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