A RECRUITER was on hand to support workers facing redundancy from a leading plastics business.
Supertemps is offering its support to help employees from Marco Cable Management (MCM) in Llangefni find new jobs when the factory closes for the final time in the coming weeks.
The company announced in October it would shut down the Anglesey site, leaving 40 people to either relocate to West Bromwich or find work elsewhere.
Supertemps – which has offices in Bangor, Colwyn Bay and at M-Sparc in Gaerwen – had an existing relationship with MCM and has placed several employees there.
Over the Christmas period they were on hand to attend employee fairs and workshops, help staff search for alternative roles, provide interview and CV tips and offer advice.
Business manager Vicki Armstrong-Smith, based at the new Bangor office, hopes they will be able to source suitable positions for those still searching for employment.
“It is always devastating when any job is lost, let alone so many at one of the island’s biggest firms,” she said.
“The majority were not in a position to uproot their lives and move to the Midlands, so we are on hand to help these candidates into new jobs, on a temporary or permanent basis.
“There are opportunities out there on Anglesey and across Gwynedd into Conwy so we will be here if they need us and wish them the best of luck for the future.”
MCM opened on Anglesey in 2003 before becoming part of the Atkore Group manufacturing uPVC trunking and cable trays.
The closure was due to changes in market conditions and could potentially have a knock-on effect for the local supply chain.
HR Manager Nicola Jones said the factory will be empty from February onwards, and thanked Supertemps – and its IT, executive and engineering brand S2 Recruitment – for their continued efforts.
“The team in Bangor have been hugely supportive, and we are very thankful for that,” said Nicola.
“They’ve been on hand with help and advice for the staff at the factory, at job fairs and in giving them tips that could help them during the application and interview process at what is obviously a difficult time for everyone here.
“As this has been a phased closure, we are hopeful, with the help of Supertemps, the Job Centre and the local authority, that the staff will find alternative employment as soon as possible.”