Skills Development Scotland launches new web service

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Employers in Aberdeenshire are now able to access the help they need to recruit and develop skilled people following the launch of a brand new web service - Our Skillsforce.

Developed by Skills Development Scotland, working with Aberdeenshire Council and partners, it enables employers’ access to skills support services available from public sector organisations in Scotland.

For the first time employers can find information on recruiting, developing and planning their workforce all in one place, along with up-to-date information on national and local labour markets.

Our Skillsforce sets out all the publicly-funded skills support services available. It also enables employers to flag their skills and recruitment needs through a Skills Alert feature assisting them to the best available package of support, while the results of a quarterly national survey of Scotland’s employers provides insight into their training and recruitment priorities and challenges.

Chair of Aberdeenshire Council’s infrastructure service committee, Councillor Peter Argyle, said: “We are delighted to support Our Skillsforce and would commend it to employers across Aberdeenshire. The new site offers comprehensive information on all skills services available to employers, and is easily accessible and understandable.”

At its launch Angela Constance, Minister for Youth Employment, said: “Our Skillsforce will make an important difference to both young people and employers and go long way to matching the right person to the right job, and ensure that people seeking work can maximise their potential and help our economy flourish.”

Our Skillsforce website is available at: