THE last year has been brutal for businesses and jobseekers alike.

Business owners have had to make tough decisions and many employees have faced uncertain futures, furlough and unemployment.

That's why throughout June, LocaliQ and Newsquest North-East - publishers of The Northern Echo, Darlington and Stockton Times and Durham Advertiser series - is launching its Working for the North-East campaign, which aims to help people find a new job.

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The campaign will highlight how jobseekers can find employment, consider alternative careers or begin retraining.

We will also be offering free job adverts – in our newspaper and on our website – to employers which are recruiting, to help them find the right candidates.

During the campaign, we'll be publishing articles which provide advice and ideas for people looking for a new job as well as employers seeking to recruit.

Newsquest North-East group editor Karl Holbrook said: "As we start to emerge from the coronavirus pandemic, there will be a lot of people across the region who are seeking a new job, and lots of businesses looking to recruit, and here at Newsquest North-East we're best placed to bring jobseekers and employers together.

Newsquest North-East group editor Karl Holbrook

Newsquest North-East group editor Karl Holbrook

"With our huge audience throughout the region, through our newspapers, websites and social media platforms, we can reach millions of people to promote vital job opportunities.

"So we want to do our part to help people take the next step in their career, and help employers recruit the right people for their business."

Ryan Fenwick, LocaliQ advertising director said: “This campaign is a really important opportunity to bring together jobseekers and businesses with local recruitment opportunities.

“The last 12 months or so have been unprecedented and many people have faced really difficult decisions and situations that have been completely out of their control.

“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.

“Opportunities for businesses to lend their support to the campaign by becoming a sponsor are still available.”

Businesses wanting to sponsor the campaign contact Ryan Fenwick by emailing To claim your free recruitment advert, contact our recruitment specialists: or 0141 302 7629