A NEW tool has been launched to help furloughed workers in Middlewich find a new role to help support the community during the coronavirus pandemic.

Cheshire East Council has set up a job matching service to help residents find temporary work in supermarkets, food production and delivery services, plus roles at hospitals, in social care and across other sectors.

People who feel they have the skills and the capacity required can register their skills interest, while employers look for short-term staff to fill vital rolls can contact the council with their requirements.

Cllr Jill Rhodes, CEC cabinet member for public health and corporate services, said: “These are unprecedented times, which sometimes call for unusual requests to support the fight against coronavirus.

Winsford Guardian:

"It is vital that we do whatever we can to make sure we beat this virus.

"So I am asking people, especially those who have currently been placed on temporary leave from their main employer, to get behind the national effort and help out if you can."

The online form will prompt residents to say which areas they are prepared to work in, while CVs can also be submitted if available.

This information will help to match potential short-term workers to the roles and the locations where the help is most needed.

For more information visit the council's Covid-19 web page.

Employers can email CEC on supportedemployment@cheshireeast.gov.uk