Self-help work club launched in Mansfield
New self-help work clubs have been launched in Mansfield and Newark, offering support and employment advice to job seekers in the area.
Nottinghamshire County Council has launched the two new work clubs at Mansfield and Newark Libraries which both meet every Wednesday from 10am to 12noon
Work clubs are free of charge to attend. They give people the chance to meet others looking for work, build new contacts, share job hunting experiences and get advice on job searches, job applications, interview techniques, CVs, volunteering and training opportunities.
In addition to the regular sessions, special events will also take place from time to time, including guest speakers from local employers, healthy living tips and confidence building workshops.
The County Council has already established successful work clubs in Kirkby, Hucknall, Arnold and Worksop - with many members going on to secure employment.
All the work clubs are led by volunteers, who are often job seekers themselves or people with experience in working with the unemployed, in training or as an employer.
All volunteers are provided with training for the roles and the County Council is keen to hear from more people interested in the roles across the County.
Councillor Keith Girling, Chairman of the Economic Development Committee at Nottinghamshire County Council said: “Unemployment can be a very lonely experience but work clubs help bring together people in the same situation for support and to help develop each other’s skills.
“The County Council is committed to helping job seekers to become ‘work ready’, supporting them and helping them to stand out from the crowd in a highly competitive job market.
“In the last few months alone, at least 12 Notts work club members have secured employment - and they are just the ones that we know of. I am sure the Mansfield and Newark Work Clubs will be similarly successful.”
For more information call Denise Stephenson, Work Club co-ordinator at Nottinghamshire County Council on 07775 588 756 or email email@example.com
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