Workforce Integration Programme and Covid-19

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 17th September 2020.

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Photo of Susan Hall Susan Hall Conservative

How is the workforce integration network responding to the jobs crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

The job crisis caused by COVID-19 calls for a doubling of our efforts to prevent Londoners from BAME communities suffering deep economic hardship over the next few months.

Across City Hall the pandemic has required us to quickly adapt programmes to deliver in this new context. For WIN this has meant moving parts of the engagement online, particularly our engagement with young people. Our new employability programmes will be delivered virtually in parts, and we will continue to build relationships with growth sectors where there are likely to be new opportunities as a result of the pandemic and lockdown, such as the green infrastructure sector.

We will work with businesses across London, to look at their policies and practices to ‘build back better’, ensuring that the recovery is fairer as we move towards a city where all Londoners can thrive.