Worried about work? York council has temporary jobs and is hiring now

York needs frontline workers. Photograph: Richard McDougall
20 Mar 2020 @ 7.32 am
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At a time when many people are being laid off, City of York Council is hiring.

It has a number of temporary jobs available as it endeavours to keep frontline services going with a reduced workforce.

The council is working to provide essential services across the city, including collecting black bins, recycling boxes, cleaning York’s streets and collecting litter bins and carrying out pothole repairs.

It is advertising a number of roles on the Work With York website with an immediate start, including

  • waste loaders
  • HGV drivers
  • gardening operatives
  • kitchen assistants
  • building surveyor

Keep services running

Cllr Paula Widdowson

Cllr Paula Widdowson, executive member for climate change, said:

“It’s really important that we keep essential services running across the city such as household waste collections.

“We’re doing our best and have tried and tested measures in place, such as we did during Storm Dennis.

“But the reality is that these services like many others will face significant challenges.

“So we’re calling out for anyone who is physically fit, available and wants a temporary job. We want to help you so please contact Work With York and we’ll get you on our books and into our team as soon as possible.”

Elsewhere in the city works are almost complete on the repaving scheme for Stonegate and the roadworks on Monkbar.

The council is aiming to complete these as planned. Other non-essential roadworks schemes will be temporarily suspended.