Here are some dummy social media lines to use on Employability Day.

Please always use the Employability Day hashtag #EmpDay19 so that we can track and support your social media.

Employability Day 2019

[Organisation] has helped over [number] jobseekers into work in [location] since [year]. Want to know more? Read here: [link] #EmpDay19 #WeAreClosingTheGaps
 
[Case study] was unemployed for [number] years before he found a job as [occupation] with support from [organisation] #EmpDay19 [insert picture]
 
[Organisation]’s staff celebrate their work supporting local people into work for Employability Day #EmpDay19 #WeAreClosingTheGaps [insert picture]
 
[Programme] is funded by the European Social Fund and has helped [number] people with [disabilities, mental health conditions etc.] into employment. The government must act now to ensure a successor is in place after Brexit #EmpDay19 #FutureESF

Help spread the word

We are joining providers across the country to celebrate Employability Day today to show how we are supporting people into work. Why not join in the celebration too? Find out more at www.ersa.org.uk/empday19 #EmpDay19

Today, charities, businesses and public sector bodies are opening their doors to show the impact of employment support at the frontline #EmpDay19

Employability Day takes place today. We are celebrating with a visit from [MP, mayor, councillor, employer] #EmpDay19

Employability Day takes place today. We are celebrating with [type of activity, e.g. jobs fair, activity morning, tea party] #EmpDay19

Closing the Gaps – this year’s Employability Day theme

This year’s theme for Employability Day is Closing the Gaps. [Organisation] is joining thousands of specialist organisations and employers across the country to show how #WeAreClosingTheGaps in the local community #EmpDay19

This year, organisations across the country will use Employability Day to demonstrate how #WeAreClosingTheGaps by supporting disadvantaged people into work. Find out more: www.ersa.org.uk/empday19 #EmpDay19

[Organisation] will be using Employability Day today to demonstrate how #WeAreClosingTheGaps by supporting [young people/people with disabilities/social housing tenants/people from ethnic minority backgrounds] into work #EmpDay19

Did you know that [see statistics below]? We are taking part in Employability Day today to demonstrate how #WeAreClosingTheGaps by supporting [insert cohort, e.g. disabled people, young people etc.] into work #EmpDay19

European Social Fund

[Programme] is funded by the European Social Fund and has helped [number] people with [disabilities, mental health conditions etc.] into employment. We are using #EmpDay19 on 28 June to make the case for well-designed & well-funded investment in employment support after Brexit #WeAreClosingTheGaps #FutureESF

[Organisation] supports disadvantaged jobseekers through [programme] funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) worth over £3bn in England alone. We will be using #EmpDay19 on 28 June to make the case for well-designed, well-funded investment in employment support after Brexit #FutureESF

Key statistics to support social media

  • Disadvantaged young people are three times less likely to stay in education or find a job after school.
  • Disabled women earn on average 22 per cent less than non-disabled men.
  • The disability employment gap is still over 30 per cent.
  • Women earn on average 10 per cent less than men.
  • Graduates are over three times more likely to participate in training than adults with no qualifications.
  • People living in social housing are 17 per cent less likely to be in employment.
  • The race employment gap stands at nearly 12 per cent between white British and other ethnic minority groups living in the UK.
  • Black African, Bangladeshi and Pakistani graduates are significantly more likely to be overqualified for their jobs than white graduates.