News Item: Hire Sector Looks to Boost Employment Despite Covid-19 Crisis

Hire Association Europe and Event Hire Association (HAE EHA) is embarking on a number of initiatives aimed at attracting people from all age groups, skill sets and backgrounds, to boost the workforce in the tool, plant and equipment hire sector.

HAE EHA has been approved as one of the Government's official Kickstart Employer Representatives responsible for providing 44 work placements in the Hire Industry. The scheme is a multi-million-pound government initiative designed to create thousands of high-quality work placements for young people aged 16-24 who are at risk of long-term unemployment.

In addition, the Association has linked up with business partner MyKindaFuture, an award-winning HR tech company specialising in helping under-represented talent get into work. It works with employers to attract, place and retain overlooked and diverse talent, including young people, both male and female, and those returning to the workplace. Due to the pandemic schools are under pressure to get their students back up to speed with their education after the enforced absence, meaning work experience placements and careers events could be put on the back burner well into 2021.

If you would like to find out more about the work HAE EHA is undertaking to boost careers for young people please contact or contact Alan Wemyss for further information on the Kickstart Programme.