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Hospitality, hairdressing and social care firms across the region are being urged to offer jobs to victims of modern slavery. The Co-op have set up a national scheme called Bright Future, in conjunction with the charity City Hearts, which offers victims of modern slavery a four week work placement leading to a non-competitive interview. If both elements are successful then the candidate will be offered a permanent position. Victims have a preference for work in hotels and restaurants, social and child care and hairdressing/beauty. Already many businesses across these sectors are offering placements.
It is estimated that there are around 13,000 victims of modern slavery in the UK and it is thought by many that this is just the tip of the iceberg.
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