New data from one of the UK’s leading job boards, Totaljobs, shows the extent to which UK businesses are proactively searching for ways to re-employ redundant Thomas Cook workers following this week’s dramatic collapse.
Hundreds of recruiters at some of the UK’s biggest companies have been using the job board’s skills search function to identify Thomas Cook employees, making “Thomas Cook” the most searched term this week out of 1,000s of other terms.
Following Thomas Cook’s collapse which saw 9,000 UK staff lose their jobs, the business community has been rallying together to help support these workers and “Thomas Cook” searches have made up almost 20% of the top 10 most frequent searches on the Totaljobs CV database.
Alexandra Sydney, Director at Totaljobs, commented:
“Seeing the recruitment industry rally around Thomas Cook employees over the last week shows the strong camaraderie in the business community during moments like this and it’s encouraging to see employers across a wide range of sectors showing their support. With ONS stats showing the highest employment rate on record (76.1%) Thomas Cook employees should try to maintain a positive outlook while bearing in mind the transferrable skills they will have developed.”