Issued: 18 May 2001
Major Call Centre Initiative Launched
ANGUS Council is hoping to ring the changes in Arbroath by promoting the town as an ideal location for call centres.
The council is about to carry out a major survey to establish a register of potential employees.
The survey is part of a range of measures being prepare as part of an inward investment support package targeting the call centre market.
The initiative to identify labour market information will see every home in Arbroath receive a direct mailing form, as well as an information campaign throughout Angus.
The Employment Service will handle all enquiries and input all the responses into their central database.
This information be then be used for labour market analysis, training and subsequent recruitment purposes.
It is hoped that this approach will ensure a response from potential recruits who are not already registered with the Employment Service such as returners to the labour market, potential part-time workers and those registered disabled.
Angus Convener of Economic Development Jack Gibb said: "One of the characteristics of the Arbroath economy is the loss of traditional industry, and Angus Council is working with a number of partners to attract 'new economy' employers such as call centres.
"Angus Council and partners are currently in discussion with a number of call centre operators, and a register of potential employees will help us promote the area as an ideal location for such as business."
For a registration form please contact the Employment Service Office in Arbroath on (01241) 446603.