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Exploring employment opportunities with Kare Plus amidst economic recession

Wednesday, August 26th, 2020 | Blog

2020 has been an uncertain time for everyone, and now with the country facing one of the deepest recessions on record, it’s growing increasingly hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel. As difficult as the year has been for many of us, it’s times like these that we gain a chance to change our perspective and try something we may never have considered before.

But what does a recession actually mean for the country, and for jobs in the healthcare field?

Firstly, a recession is defined as ‘a period of temporary economic decline during which trade and industrial activity are reduced, generally identified by a fall in GDP in two successive quarters.’ The last recession in the UK lasted from early 2008 through to 2009 and was caused by a global recession as a result of a financial crisis - the recession before that was in 1990 which was caused by an American loan crisis!

So, generally speaking recessions are highly detrimental and often result in a number of job losses in the industries where the purchasing of products is limited by a drop in GDP (gross domestic product). This is why production businesses are often hardest hit by a recession as other businesses are less able to spend money, which is why recessions usually hit the likes of automotive, oil, gas. The high-street is often also heavily hit by recessions, with people less able to spend disposable income in retail outlets or restaurants.

There are some industries which are able to survive relatively unscathed, and others even manage to grow in spite of the economic downturn. One industry that has always performed strong during recessions is healthcare. A study in the US found that 2,971 private hospitals were able to stay financially stable, and those that did see a downturn during it saw their margins increase to the same levels within a few years. So what does this mean for the UK? And more importantly, what does it mean for you?

With the recession looming, it’s likely that we are going to see the job market shrink with more and more people finding themselves out of a job. Fortunately, the strength of the healthcare industry means that there will always be a large number of available jobs in the healthcare field. While a certain number of these require very specialised experience and skills, at Kare Plus we also train and build up those who want to get involved with supporting others in need. Which is why there are roles available to those without previous experience in healthcare.

This of course doesn’t mean that we will take on anyone, as we specifically seek out those who are passionate about supporting and empowering others. If you’ve got the qualities of someone who would make a great carer, we will support you by providing the right training and knowledge. Empowering you with the confidence to change the lives of others and our customers with the knowledge that they are being supported by individuals who meet the high-standards of Kare Plus.

So what roles are available to someone who’s interested in care, but lacking prior experience?

Our homecare positions provide the perfect opportunity for job seekers looking to join the healthcare industry. With no prior experience needed, all of our successful homecare applicants are provided with industry-leading training and support. This training is followed with shadow-shifts alongside a more established carer, so you can gain an understanding of the support we provide to each and every customer.

There are numerous benefits of joining Kare Plus, but here are just a few;

  • Flexible Hours - To suit your needs, full or part-time, days, evenings and  weekends
  • Excellent Weekly Pay - Competitive hourly rate
  • Free Training - In-line with Care Certificate
  • Full Support - Expert training, supervision and ongoing support
  • Excellent Career Development Support - Kare Plus has numerous opportunities for career progression
  • Employee Benefits - Blue Light Card membership 

It’s been an unusual and difficult year for all of us and we understand that finding yourself out of work can be a scary prospect, but as Albert Einstein once said,

In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.”

If you would like to find out more about our available opportunities, please visit our jobs page by clicking the link below.


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