Caterer.com, UK Hospitality and Hospitality Action have joined forces to create a new hub that will help hospitality workers find short-term roles in other sectors.
An estimated 500,000 hospitality workers are expected to be made redundant or temporarily out of work due to Covid-19.
While hospitality has been one of the worst affected industries, the pandemic has seen the creation of thousands of essential new short-term roles.
Featuring 26,000 jobs, the Hospitality Redeployment Hub has been created to help hospitality workers find suitable jobs until they can return to roles in the sector.
Jobs on the hub have been hand-picked across a range sectors, including customer service (7,561 available roles), logistics (8,191 driver roles available) and cleaning (3,285 roles available). They are powered by Totaljobs.
Positions include warehouse operative, retail assistant and care assistant at employers such as Lidl, Superdrug, Amazon, Hermes and Co-op.
Neil Pattison, director at Caterer.com, said: “The team at Caterer.com are acutely aware of the pressure everyone in the hospitality industry is facing, and we’re doing everything we can to help through this devastating time.
“We’ve partnered with industry body UK Hospitality and industry charity Hospitality Action to make Caterer.com a jobs hub to help displaced hospitality staff find short term employment in other sectors.
“Our connection with Totaljobs and our vast hospitality candidate database means we’re uniquely positioned to help in this way and we’re delighted that we can pull on these resources.
“All hospitality employees in the UK can directly tap into this free service to search and apply for thousands of roles in sectors such as retail, distribution and care.
“The hospitality sector is resilient, as are its people. When the industry thrives again, Caterer.com along with its partners will help welcome these candidates back to hospitality.”
Alongside the new hub for hospitality workers, Caterer.com is also channelling funds, volunteering hours and resources into industry charities such as Hospitality Action and Only A Pavement Away, who now need significant additional help to extend their support to the growing number in the sector who need it.
This includes fundraising and re-purposing the Customer Service team to contact those most in need of help in the sector, on behalf of Hospitality Action.