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Birmingham jobs posted online ...
Birmingham jobs posted online
Birmingham City Council is launching an internet recruitment site to improve access to job information on its 50,000 payroll.
The recruitment site will allow users to search for vacancies by profession, download application forms and apply for selected jobs online.
The site was piloted through four departments and has now been rolled out council-wide.
Councillor Muhammed Afzal (Lab), chair of the council's equalities and human resources advisory team, said: 'The new site will make council jobs more accessible to many people, including people with disabilities, which can only be a good thing.
'It will also help to reduce administration costs for the council, postal costs for the applicants and contribute to the council's
strategy to use less papers.'
E-involvement awards start up
An 'e-involvement' award for electronic democracy has been launched by the Institute for Public Policy Research with the support of the Improvement & Development Agency.
The award aims to highlight best practice in the use of technology to improve dialogue between service providers and residents.
IDeA is backing the award as part of its activity in support of the government's e-government programme.
The closing date for entry is 31 July.
Sutton latest to sign up to I-Plus link
Kiosks in the streets of Sutton will offer residents free access to online services from this week.
Sutton LBC has installed 'i-plus' points on its high streets where
people can report a broken street
light, pay their TV license or send free
The service offers general information about the area for businesses and visitors, such as booking theatre tickets and access to the National Job Service.
I-plus is already used in Bromley, Islington, Kensington & Chelsea, Southwark LBCs, and outside the capital in Bristol City Council, Knowsley MBC and Reading BC.
The free e-mail service - Freemail - is the UK's first free outdoor e-mail service and has proved popular in the areas where it is up and running.
The facility is key to the borough's community strategy of enabling people to contact the council directly, whether or not they have access to the internet.
The service is provided by Cityspace, a consortium backed by outdoor advertising company Adshel and NEC.
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