The SSB team.
Chloe Shakesby

Yorkshire law firm creates more than 60 jobs in lockdown aftermath

A Yorkshire law firm has announced that it is creating more than 60 new jobs following the pandemic.

SSB, based in Sheffield, has hired 64 members of staff since the beginning of lockdown in March.

This comes after the release of reports showing that almost three in ten jobs in Sheffield were furloughed, according to HM Revenue and Customs.

SSB Law, part of the SSB Group, has also recorded a 100 per cent growth in the past 6 months.

Jeremy Brooke, co-founder and CEO of SSB Law, commented: “During the lockdown, we identified substantial business needs across our team and the sheer amount of hires we have made is testament to our current and planned growth needs.

“We have a vested commitment to ongoing local recruitment, especially in this incredibly tough climate where the job market is in freefall, and as one of the biggest employers in the region, we are very proud to be able to play our part.

“We have employed at a period when many other organisations in our sector are unable to provide reassurance to those on furlough, or any form of clarity to prospective candidates.

“Many have even withdrawn offers of employment altogether, which is unstandable given the extent of the current climate.

“Some of those we have hired in the past few months were placed on the Job Retention Scheme by their employers with no certainty of a role to go back to.

“We’re pleased to have been able to help get them back into ongoing work as soon and as safely as possible.”

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