Published On: Fri, May 9th, 2014 on 5:22 pm

Remploy on a mission to get 100 people working in 100 days

Remploy Bradford

A specialist recruitment service for the disadvantaged is taking on a challenge to get 100 people into work in 100 days.

Remploy branches in Bradford and Leeds are coordinating a Twitter campaign named #100jobs100days to promote the cause and get people into work.

Brendan O’Doherty, Branch Manager at Bradford’s Remploy, told the Yorkshire Standard: “The idea is to get 100 disabled people into work in 100 days and we’re really going to go behind this via a social media campaign.

“For us in Bradford, our priority is to get about getting Bradford working and get support from employers. There are various ways we can help and support them embed people into employment.”

The #100jobs100days challenge means the Bradford branch, located on Bank Street in Bradford’s city centre, will have to achieve above its usual targets.

But so far, the branch has put a person into work each day since the campaign began earlier this week.

Mr O’Doherty added: “It’s a big push for us but I’m sure there will be much interest from the local authority, local organisations and local celebrities too.

“The team is behind it, I’m behind the team, and what we need now is for more people to get behind the campaign.”

Remploy has more than 60 branches across the UK, and aims to transform the lives of disadvantaged people and those who experience barriers to work by providing sustainable employment opportunities.

The Bradford branch will be holding various awareness-building activities next week as part of Mental Health Awareness Week. It will be open to all, including members of the public and employers.

If you would like to know more about the #100jobs100days campaign, or want to know how you could get involved, please phone Quddus on 0300 456 8054 or email abdul.quddus2@remploy.co.uk.

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Hasan Faridi

- Hasan is the founder and editor-in chief of the Yorkshire Standard. A BA Hons graduate from the University of Huddersfield, he has over four years of experience in newspapers, magazines and radio.

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