1. Creating a local jobs economy Click to get info
We will strive to ensure jobs for our residents, with a focus on those that have faced disadvantage in the past, and who now face even greater economic challenges.
We will hold a summit of major employers to help create as many local jobs as possible. We will support organisations who work in the borough to advertise and hire from our community, and celebrate those who do. Importantly, this must include council contractors and service providers.
2. A single front door for jobs Click to get info
Our residents should not have to ask twice for help in finding a job. If there is a suitable job out there, we want to help people find it quickly.
This means we will take a lead role helping employers advertise and hire locally. We will ensure our residents can easily find opportunities on a live jobs feed, and every council worker will be able to signpost people to help and support.
3. Opportunities for our children and young people Click to get info
The future is most challenging for our young people. We want to provide opportunities, support and guidance to help them meet their potential, especially those who face inequalities that are deeply embedded in our society.
Building on the council’s progress to improve life chances we will form a new coalition with higher education providers, employers, support services to improve our young people’s employment and skills prospects.
4. Community support for jobs and skills Click to get info
Community efforts can help people into meaningful work and prevent longer term unemployment. We will establish a service for skilled volunteers to help residents with the tools and confidence needed to find work, harnessing local expertise to the benefit of everyone.
We will launch an ongoing programme of skills surgeries and expand our ESOL provision. We will support businesses to keep going and help new businesses to open, redoubling our campaign to ask our residents to choose local and support everyone.
5. Waltham Forest as London’s green jobs borough Click to get info
Our commitment to tackling the climate emergency is also a commitment to local jobs. We will create a pathway to green jobs, making sure our people have the right skills and entrepreneurial support to benefit from the growth of the green economy.
The council will work with community groups to deliver green retrofitting services, benefitting from government funding and taking on trusted provider status. This will help making buildings more energy-efficient, lowering their impact on the climate, and helping to tackle the borough's carbon footprint.