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Partnership Action for Continuing Employment (PACE)

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The Partnership Action for Continuing Employment (PACE) is the Scottish Government's initiative dedicated to helping individuals and employers with advice and support when faced with redundancy.

The PACE Partnership, which includes the Scottish Government, Skills Development Scotland, Business Gateway and Jobcentre Plus, with other partners, responds to redundancy situations through providing skills development and employability support to minimise the time people affected are out of work.

Redundancy support for individuals

Individuals can find out more about PACE support on My World of Work or by calling the helpine for individuals on 0800 917 8000.

Redundancy support for employers

Employers can find out more about PACE on Our Skillsforce or by calling the employer helpline on 0800 783 6000, where arrangements can be made for a local PACE adviser to call them back.

How PACE can help

  • support to help employers consider alternatives to redundancies, providing options to retrain to retain staff. Where this isn't possible impartial advice is available on the best approach when it comes to making redundancies
  • a PACE adviser can sit down with employees who are facing redundancy to discuss their next steps´╗┐
  • ´╗┐they can provide information about government funded training, a specialist career planning service, help in writing a CV and coaching for interviews.
  • they can direct people affected by redundancy to other useful agencies, including local organisations that provide advice on managing debt and setting up in business.

Making sensible decisions around redundancy with the guidance of Skills Development Scotland will not only help employers to support employees affected by the changes - it could also help employers keep their reputation intact and their business afloat.