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Redundancy support for employers

If you are having to face the difficult decision of making your staff redundant, we can help support you and those that are under threat of redundancy. In these difficult times, things are changing day-by-day, but we can help you with the most up-to-date advice on the support available. Contact us

We provide a free, professional redundancy support service for those under threat of redundancy.

We can:

  • Provide career advice and guidance on a one to one basis
  • Identify possible sources of funding for training to employees
  • Provide information on job vacancies
  • Help with CVs, completion of application forms and letters of application

Contact us for more information.

ReAct+ funding

There is a ReAct package that can help if you employ someone who has been made redundant or unemployed. The ReAct+ application must be made within 12 months after the individual was made redundant or became unemployed. 

It includes:

  • Employer Recruitment Support (wage subsidy) - Up to £3,000 as a contribution towards recruiting a person affected by redundancy or unemployment
  • Employer Training Support - Up to £1,000 towards the cost of job-related training
  • Additional support - up to £1,000 if you employ a disabled person or an unemployed person under 25 or an additional £2,000 if you employ someone who is under 25 and both unemployed and disabled

You can apply for Employer Recruitment Support on its own, or with Employer Training Support. Employer Training Support cannot be applied for on a standalone basis. Find out more about ReAct+ at Business Wales.

Employer testimonials

Read employer testimonials on how the Careers Wales redundancy support service has helped their employees when facing redundancy. 

I wanted to thank you and your team for the substantial support you have provided to us over the past few months. It has been a difficult time for most of the staff coping with significant restructure, which has either affected them directly or their friends and colleagues.

The workshops you ran were extremely useful as it opened peoples eyes to the local labour market and helped them to appreciate opportunity – this was especially relevant for staff who had worked for the company a long time and were very nervous and unsure of their own skills. The emotional support and motivation provided by your workshops cannot be underestimated.

The more practical help of knowledge of grants and benefits and CV help, was also very useful.

More recently, the You Tube film clip you produced to replace the workshops gave a great summary of support available and signposted the various sources of help – the team were full of praise for this.

From the company perspective, and in using your services, I am confident we have provided the staff with a professional outplacement support, which has helped mitigate the hardship redundancy can bring, and has helped support them to the next step in their careers."


I would like to express my gratitude to Careers Wales for the support that was provided to our employees.

From our initial meeting in February 2020 when we explained that the company was re-structuring and that a number of employees would be made redundant your support has been excellent.

The need to follow government guidelines and instructions to keep your team and our employees safe during the coronavirus pandemic added complexity to the delivery. Working together these obstacles were overcome.

The production of a YouTube video to roll out the Careers Wales and Job centre plus awareness session was very well received by our employees and the follow up 1-2-1 consultations remotely was equally successful, with positive feedback from all those that participated. I know they will make a big difference to those searching for new employment.

We truly appreciate your team’s professionalism and service."

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ReAct+ offers tailored solutions which may include financial support, skills training and Personal Development Support to help remove barriers to employment.

Options after redundancy

Learn about redundancy support available in Wales including ReAct+ funding, and how to handle redundancy.