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Local recruitment companies merge to create regional player

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Two local recruitment businesses have merged to create a new company that now has the reach to cover the whole of the M65 corridor.

The two companies, M65 Recruitment and Job Search have merged to create M65Jobsearch and are operating out of two prominent office locations in Burnley and Blackburn.

Mark Wiggan, managing director of M65Jobsearch, said: “When we saw the potential service we could provide to both candidates and businesses by bringing the two companies together, it was an easy decision to make.
“Both businesses had really good reputations – M65 Recruitment had over 10 years experience and Job Search had almost 25 years – so we intend to build on that excellent base.”

M65Jobsearch works with large blue chip companies as well as local SMEs providing Manufacturing, Engineering and also Commercial candidates.

Mark added: “Between the two offices we have about 700 active candidates – we have a good number of warehousing and labouring candidates, but over half of our candidates are either skilled and semi-skilled engineers or commercial candidates. This means we are strongly placed to help local businesses address the skills shortage they face.

“The new company has also launched a new website that allows both candidates and employers to register interest and see the range of jobs that are currently on offer.

“We like to meet people face to face, especially employers, but having this functionality built into our site helps speed the process up for all concerned – it’s a more efficient approach that will save time and money.”

“Talking to local employers, we’re aware that the uncertainty around Brexit is a big concern. Therefore, we want to help them by providing a service that reduces other worries such as skills shortages or the time and cost of the recruitment process.

“We are working closely with the local colleges and have provided work placements for students to get experience relevant to their qualifications, so we feel we’ve got all bases covered.

“We have a strong brand and with two key locations we aim to be the “go to” agency for candidates and employers,” added Mark.

Original article: Lancashire Business View