Welcome to Jobs & Business Glasgow
If you’re unemployed and looking to get a job, we can help! We’re here to support the residents of Glasgow to take part in training courses, secure employment, start up in business, and to regain the confidence that their future can be positive.
We deliver a range of training courses and can help to create professional CVs, find and apply for jobs, and to prepare for interviews. Our offices provide free internet and telephone access to support job searching and we cover the cost of printing and posting job applications. We have good relations with companies across the city which helps us to bring our customers vacancies they wouldn’t find anywhere else.
We achieve good results. In the last 12 months we’ve supported over 3,500 people to move into work and 7,500 people to access training opportunities.
We’re also focused on business and can assist with both the creation of start-up organisations and the growth of established non-profit organisations. We have a team of dedicated enterprise advisers who provide free one to one advice covering a range of specialised support areas including: business planning, funding, governance, human resources, procurement, and intellectual property. We even have a dedicated youth programme for budding entrepreneurs. We’re ambitious for Glasgow’s businesses, young and old.
In the last 12 months we have assisted the development of over 500 start-ups and increased the turnover of Glasgow’s social enterprise organisations by over 12 million.
Other business activities include Jobs & Business Glasgow Rising Stars Childcare, the second largest provider of childcare in Glasgow, and the commercial property management of rental premises across the City.
This organisation helps to positively transform Glasgow through economic growth and everyone at JBG strives to deliver the best possible service for the people of this City.
Jobs & Business Glasgow is a company limited by guarantee (No SC108565) with charitable status (No SC023930). Its head office is located at 231 George Street, Glasgow, G1 1RX.
The organisation was established in April 2011 as one of Glasgow City Council’s arms length external organisations (ALEO), with the aim of delivering economic development activity on behalf of the city. It has a revenue budget of around £27 million.
Our 5 year strategic planning process determined that our contribution to the economic development of the city should be, in the future, based on two key themes; the first is to increase the competitiveness of Glasgow’s residents in the jobs market by equipping them with the skills that employers value in the workplace. Our second strategic goal is to work with the small business base to increase the number of start-ups and help improve their resilience in order to create more jobs.