AS we settle into 2021 the coronavirus pandemic is still dictating the way we live, work and play.

Business owners have had to make tough decisions and many employees have faced long periods of time on furlough with many also dealing with redundancy.

As we start a new year, LocaliQ and Newsquest Cumbria – the parent companies of News & Star, The Mail, The Westmorland Gazette, The Cumberland News, the Times and Star, The Whitehaven News and The Hexham Courant, are wanting to help ‘Get Cumbria Working’.

We have partnered with Sellafield and Dodd and Co to offer employers with recruitment opportunities free adverts to find their ideal candidates as well as offering jobseekers top tips on how to secure their dream roles.

Emily Wood, LocaliQ sales manager said: “Get Cumbria Working is a really important opportunity to bring together jobseekers and businesses with local recruitment opportunities.

“2020 was a year like no other.

“Here at LocaliQ we understand the importance of finding the right person for the right role.

“We also understand the communities we serve, now more than ever, need our help get to grips with their ‘new normal’ and we have experts on hand who can offer interview techniques, CV writing tips and advice on how best to sell your skills."

Jamie Reed, head of corporate affairs for Sellafield Ltd, said: “We’re delighted to be supporting this important campaign.

“Ensuring people have access to sustainable incomes is a key part of our Social Impact strategy."

Joanne Thomlinson of Dodd & Co said: “We have worked tirelessly to ensure our clients have had the best advice tailored to their particular circumstances, which are unique in nearly every situation, and we will continue to support them over coming months.”

Businesses wanting to get involved can contact Emily Wood via email on or by calling 07734 996274.