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Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Team offers masterclass in landing the right job

THE Evening Mail’s We Want to Work Campaign has received a boost after being backed by a group of business experts.

Furness Enterprise has stepped in to offer seven jobseekers a jobseeking masterclass, featuring CV writing, interview techniques and help with enhancing their skills.

The We Want to Work campaign, run in conjunction with employment agency A4e, is trying to find work for seven people who have been unemployed for six months and more.

So far one jobseeker has already been offered a job through the scheme, but due to poor transport links was unable to accept the offer.

Now Furness Enterprise has stepped in to offer our jobseekers expert advice and support with CV writing and interview techniques at their workshop in Dalton Road.

Thomasina McNaughton, employment partnership team leader at Furness Enterprise, said: “We’re trying to make people skilled and ready for the jobs that are out there.

“The number of people who we see is increasing.

“We’re here to help people become more work-ready – we can signpost people to the relevant organisations.”

Mrs McNaughton said the workshop, which operates from the Neighbourhood Management Office in Dalton Road, Barrow, is popular due to its voluntary nature.

She said: “One of the big things with the workshop is it’s not compulsory – there’s a great degree of trust but we’re known for delivering one-to-one services and taking a ‘softly, softly’ approach to helping people back to work.”

Stuart Klosinski, industrial development manager at Furness Enterprise, said one of the company’s priorities was to help jobseekers as part of its Coastal Community Funding.

He added: “We’d like to offer the opportunity to the people in the We Want to Work Campaign.”

lIf you are an employer and would like to find out about how you could get involved with the We Want to Work campaign or would like to offer one of our jobseekers work, contact A4e’s Barrow team on 01229 835311.

lFor more information about Furness Enterprise’s workshops, phone 01229 820611

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