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International company recruiting home workers in the Outer Hebrides

28 February 2012

International business services provider, Arise, is holding a series of recruitment advice days in the Outer Hebrides to find local people interested in working from home.

Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) has been working closely with the American based company, and its UK client Shop Direct Group, to develop the innovative and flexible home working project.

The model offers significant benefits both to the business and to the many skilled people who live in the Highlands and Islands but who need flexibility around working hours or who would prefer to work from home.

Dickon Moon, director of Arise said: "Arise is delighted to continue our strong relationship with HIE in bringing our homeshoring model to the region. This next set of open days reflect our desire to capitalise on the success we have had in establishing a growing number of agents across the Highlands and Islands during the last 18 months, and we anticipate being able to spread the model to more new locations in the region during 2012."

Working with partners, HIE is keen to look at new opportunities and innovative ways of working.  The sessions are to be held in Stornoway and Benbecula from March 8th.

Donnie Morrison, Senior Development Manager at HIE in Stornoway commented: "Homeworking has been a feature of island life for many years, providing opportunities regardless of where you live. With the high cost of travel now if you live any distance from the traditional work place locations, homeworking provides a real alternative even if it is on a part time basis. It has always been acknowledged that we enjoy a high standard of education in our island communities and this is very attractive to prospective companies looking to engage homeworkers. These open days are an ideal means to find out if this is for you."

Dates of the Events:

Thursday 8th March, 10.30am and 2.30pm
Oak Room
Caberfeidh Hotel
Isle of Lewis
Tel: 01851 702604

Friday 9th March, 11:30am
Dark Island Hotel
Isle of Benbecula
Tel: 01870 603030      

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