The Growth Company have launched an urgent programme of support for thousands of Greater Manchester retail workers at risk of losing their jobs or already made redundant. The economic impact of long-term store closures due to coronavirus is now starting to take its toll, with many large employers warning of potential job cuts. The owner of restaurant chains Café Rouge and Bella Italia fell into administration recently, with 91 Casual Dining Group outlets closing immediately. The group is cutting 1,900 jobs.
Businesses struggling to manage having their staff working from home due to the impact of Covid-19 can now access a suite of resources launched by The Growth Company. Following the Government’s guidance that businesses should be encouraging their employees to work from home where possible, many across Greater Manchester have been having to quickly adapt to this way of working.
Amongst the challenges they are facing include ensuring data security, supplying adequate hardware and setting up the right software to enable effective internal and external communication,