Young Marlborough entrepreneurs' recruitment drive the perfect business model

Young Marlborough entrepreneurs' recruitment drive the perfect business model

After figuring out the issues in the community, five 17-year-old year 13 students decided to venture into a business with an aspiration to take it beyond the walls of their high school. The business, named Linking You, is a youth recruitment agency and was set up with the main purpose of helping to find jobs for unemployed youth, aged between 14 and 20-years-old. Marlborough Girls’ College year 13 student and Linking You chief executive officer Rose Banks said they thought it was important to start up a business that would help the community. “We all knew someone that was related to us or in our friend group that didn’t have a job,” she said. READ MORE: * Students worried about end-of-year credit crunch due to Covid delays * Nelson's local heroes awarded for services to their community * Students get to work in bid to find jobs in Marlborough “So we thought that there is a need in the market for a company that can help youth find jobs and the business owners find a youth. “Our Instagram page is what we used to advertise to the youth mostly, just because it's an easy app to find,” she said. The young entrepreneurs were focusing on Marlborough's viticulture industry, but they were looking to other industries as well, she said. “We are hoping that we’ll be able to tailor a part of our work to get in some youth into that area,” Banks said. After researching the type of job and the employee the ...
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