A company that provides care for the elderly in their own homes in Corby are recruiting 50 new staff members.
Home Instead Senior Care said demand for in-home care has spiralled since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.
The company's owner, Gail Devereux-Batchelor, said: "We want to throw a lifeline out to people who might have been made redundant or asked to reduce their hours in the wake of the coronavirus.
"The pandemic has caused distress, anxiety and worry for many people, and as a company that cares for the elderly, we need you more than ever.”
Gail said no experience is needed as full training will be provided.
She said: "Our service is companionship based.
"What's really important is that people have the right attitude and a caring and empathetic nature."
Gail also added: "We would like to reassure everyone that we are taking all recommended safety measures and are continuing to adhere to government’s advice whilst doing as much as we can to care for our clients."
Home Instead Senior Care have assembled a COVID-19 taskforce and are monitoring the situation.
They are also giving advice to caregivers on how best to protect themselves and clients.
The recruitment drive will help provide much needed care to the elderly being asked to self-isolate or shield and also provide more jobs at a time when many businesses are struggling.
Home Instead Senior Care said in a statement: "The global coronavirus pandemic is leading to the shedding of jobs across many sectors, particularly those in hospitality, with businesses closing their doors.
"With people aged over 70 being asked to socially distance, Home Instead is able to offer a jobs boost for local people as it looks for more caring and compassionate people to ensure continuity of its care service."
Home Instead Senior Care provides care in Corby, Rutland, and Market Haborough and are the only home care provider locally to achieve a perfect score in its most recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection.
Anyone interested should call 01858 513876 or visit www.homeinstead.co.uk/mh
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