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First and foremost, from everyone here at Westray Recruitment Group, we hope that you and your families are safe and well during this global crisis.

To provide you with an update, we continue to monitor government advice surrounding the spread of Covid-19 and are doing everything in our power to ensure the health and safety of our staff as well as that of our temporary workers and clients. Of course, we’re well aware that many people out there have been furloughed or made redundant and are in a different situation entirely and if we can be of any assistance at all, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

We’re fortunate to work closely with a number of food manufacturers across the region who continue to conduct their vital work in feeding a nation in crisis, albeit with stringent new guidelines on social-distancing and hygiene in place alongside their already industry-leading measures. The NHS have rightly received substantial praise, but you may have noticed graphics across our social media channels aimed at our clients and staff out there working hard to feed the nation, they too deserve our praise.

Those manufacturers continue to ramp up production so if you, or anyone you know wants to get involved, to help feed the nation and earn at the same time, get in touch with our Manufacturing team today on 0191 4926622, we have significant need in Gateshead, Stokesley and Billingham and all offer weekly pay as standard.

The National Minimum Wage increases tomorrow, Wednesday 1st April, see below for a breakdown of the current and new rates:

Year 25 and over 21 to 24 18 to 20 Under 18 Apprentice

April 2019 (current rate)
£8.21 £7.70 £6.15 £4.35 £3.90

April 2020
£8.72 £8.20 £6.45 £4.55 £4.15

The Government have also announced sweeping measures aimed at supporting the people and businesses of this country during the ongoing crisis, including wage protection schemes for PAYE and self-employed workers and various grants to businesses cross-sector. We welcome these measures and are encouraged by the Government’s dedication to keep this country running as well as can be expected as we fight Covid-19.

We’re in this fight together, and whilst currently, being divided is the best way to fight, we look forward to reuniting as a company, a region and indeed a nation, and continuing our efforts towards recruitment excellence for our candidates and clients alike.

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