For people struggling to make ends meet getting a much needed interview and then realising that you need to buy a suit for the occasion can be something of a struggle. Suits are expensive and can be an impossible cost to bear, especially if a person has been unemployed for some time.
Following PageGroup’s highly successful suit drive designed for women last year, the company has now partnered with London-based charity Suited & Booted to help support unemployed, low-income men who need a new suit to look good for their big interview.
Employees at PageGroup offices across the UK are clearing out their wardrobes and have so far brought in over 600 items of men’s clothes including suits, ties, shirts, cufflinks and shoes.
Good clothes help to raise confidence levels, which is why it is important that those struggling with unemployment are not put off attending interviews because of the lack of a good suit.
Robert joined the HRreview editorial team in October 2015. After graduating from the University of Salford in 2009 with a BA in Politics, Robert has spent several years working in print and online journalism in Manchester and London. In the past he has been part of editorial teams at Flux Magazine, Mondo*Arc Magazine and The Marine Professional.