Job hunters in the village of Perton are being offered an opportunity to get back to work at a new ‘Job Café’ which is opening in the village on Thursday 16th June.
Local people who are out of work and are looking for a helping hand to get a job can get advice and support from employment experts and local businesses.
The job café is being run by South Staffordshire Housing Association (SSHA) and Bromford Living, supported by Job Centre Plus and South Staffordshire Council. It will run at Perton Library on the first and third Thursday of every month from 2pm-4pm.
Job seekers can get top tips and advice about preparing CVs, filling in online job applications, covering letters, interview techniques and job searching.
Other support agencies will also be on hand to offer advice on a range of issues such as confidence, finance, training and volunteering opportunities. Local businesses such as Sainsbury’s have also pledged their support to the new scheme.
Jan Goode, Director of Customer Services at SSHA said:
“At SSHA we feel it is important to provide more than just homes. The Perton Back to Work Club aims to help our customers develop their confidence and skills when they apply for jobs. By helping our customers back into work, we hope to make a real difference to their lives.”
Councillor David Billson, Deputy Leader at South Staffordshire Council and councillor for Perton East said:
“We want to do everything we can to help local people back into work. The last few years have been difficult – especially for the Midlands so anything we can do to help people get back into work is a bonus”.