A job matching service has launched for the Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region.
The COVID-19 Job Support website will match vacancies with job seekers who have registered for alerts.
Information and support advice for employers, employees and jobseekers will also be available.
The City Region Deal partnership had already been developing a job matching website, but fast-tracked the plans in response to the pandemic.
Steve Grimmond, chief executive of Fife Council and chairman of the City Region Deal’s Skills and Employability group, said: “Thanks to the agility and dedication of all our partners, I’m delighted we were able to fast-track the job matching service to help mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on the City Region’s workforce.
“I hope the online portal helps meet the urgent needs of both employers and at-risk employees, as well as existing jobseekers.”
There are immediate job opportunities across the City Region in essential and sudden growth sectors, including the NHS, supermarkets, home deliveries, take-away food and beverages.
The re-purposed site – developed free of charge by Hanlon Software Solutions – will also help capture the scale of the jobs challenge through data collection from those who register.
The website is available at www.c19jobs.org.