CONTRACTS & DEALS: 22-26 FEBRUARY 2021

This week’s new contracts & deals include: Orka Technology Group, The Curve Group

• Worker tech start-up Orka Technology Group has raised £29m in its latest funding round and will use the capital to fuel the rapid growth of its earned wage access product Orka Pay. The fundraise was a mixture of debt financing from Sonovate and equity funding involving the British Business Bank Future Fund and existing investors, including former UK CEO of Adecco Peter Searle.

The Manchester-based start-up will also use the funding to double its headcount to 50 this year and invest in its full portfolio of tech solutions for shift workers, which also includes the company’s flagship product, labour-as-a-service platform Orka Works. Orka Works (formerly Broadstone) allows workers to quickly and easily find fair and flexible temporary employment with large organisations working in traditional, regulated industries such as security, cleaning and logistics.

• Recruitment and HR outsourcing and consultancy provider The Curve Group has announced it will be continuing its partnership with Propel, a finance provider to SMEs, providing recruitment and HR services to them for a further three years.

Hospitality businesses more difficult to fill, as ONS highlights recruiting crisis

The Office of National Statistics reports that as the UK wrestles with a recruiting crisis across the country, hospitality businesses are most likely to be struggling to fill roles.

16 September 2021

Government and companies create jobs across the UK

A record £650bn infrastructure investment will support 425,000 jobs a year, according to a new Infrastructure Pipeline.

16 September 2021

APPOINTMENTS: 6-10 SEPTEMBER 2021

This week’s appointments include: Anderson Quigley, Bitstamp, Colas Rail, Heidrick & Struggles, Highfield PS, iSource, Liquid Link, MRG, NRG, Phaidon International, The RSA Group, TotallyMoney

People 6 September 2021

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 6-10 SEPTEMBER 2021

This week’s new contracts & deals include: Beeken Reeves, Caval, Compono, ettain, GKR London, Greenbean, idibu, ManpowerGroup

Contracts 6 September 2021
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