Trio of businesses sign up for homeless job scheme

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A trio of Yorkshire businesses have signed up to a job scheme matching businesses with individuals that have experienced homelessness to get them back into employment.

Easigrass Yorkshire, MPM, and Lasercharge UK have joined the Business Building Futures programme, founded by Cleckheaton based charity, The Howarth Foundation. The charity’s Business Building futures programme works with people that have experienced chaotic lifestyles, rough sleeping, and homelessness to source suitable and secure employment opportunities to help them get back into employment and making a positive contribution to society.

Ben Wilson, managing director at MPM, said: “We are delighted to be supporting The Howarth Foundation. We will be helping with fundraising and events, and eventually hope to create an opportunity at MPM for someone who has been homeless and supported by The Howarth Foundation.” Phil Hicks, managing director at Easigrass Yorkshire, said: “We have been impressed with how The Howarth Foundation is helping people who have been homeless turn their lives around by getting back in to work, and are pleased to officially partner with them to create a role in the company for one of their clients.”

Paul Irvine, managing director at Lasercharge, said: ““It is so important to give people opportunities in life, and if our business can do that for someone when they are most in need, we will get behind it without question. We are looking forward to supporting The Howarth Foundation with their work.” Rachael Hepworth, partnerships manager at The Howarth Foundation, said: “We are so grateful to Easigrass, MPM and Lasercharge for getting behind the Business Building Futures programme.
“Their support will help someone to take that all important step back into employment and give them a second chance at life. Working with these businesses, we have created a private sector solution to a public sector problem.” The Howarth Foundation has helped secure employment for more than 30 people through its Business Building Futures programmes. Other business that are members include Paxman, Kirklees Stadium Development Limited, Howard Civil Engineering, and Leeds United Football Club

For more information about The Howarth Foundation’s Business Building Futures scheme, visit howarthfoundation.org or email rachael@howarthfoundation.org.

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