Holiday firm employees in York get extra help after company collapse

York councillor Andrew Waller

City of York Council and Jobcentre Plus are teaming up to help promote the support on offer to York-based SuperBreak employees made redundant when the firm went into administration.

This includes helping those affected with tailored support, including how to write a great CV and with interviewing skills, while jobseekers are notified of new employment opportunities in the locality.

Cllr Andrew Waller, executive member for the economy and strategic planning, said: “Last week’s news came as blow to everyone, and this is clearly a really difficult time for all the staff who worked at SuperBreak in York.

“We have been working with Jobcentre Plus to look at what support we can offer. We urge those who have lost their jobs to contact the Jobcentre who will do everything they can to find a new job for those affected. It’s important that we can help as many people as possible to find alternative employment. As a council we are committed to retaining talent in our city.”

Jenny Shaw, Employer and Partnership Adviser for Jobcentre Plus, said: “We offer flexible, tailored support to anyone who worked at SuperBreak.  Help is available with searching for a new job, or making the move into self-employment.  We can provide work experience opportunities, work trials, training, apprenticeships and news of job vacancies.

“We’re calling on all those affected to drop into the Jobcentre or call us so we can talk through help with CVs, Interview skills, careers information and much more.”

York remains a highly sought after location for investment and the council has a strong track record of working alongside business to create new employment opportunities that supports a strong and vibrant economy.