Job club set for its launch
6:00pm Sunday 21st October 2012 in Latest News
A new work club, where jobseekers can get advice and support on finding work, is being launched by The Learning Curve at Devizes library in Sheep Street.
The club, which opens on Wednesday, will give people in Devizes the chance to meet others looking for work, build new contacts, share job-hunting experiences and get advice on interview techniques, CVs and even volunteering opportunities.
Joanne Hine, who set up the Devizes Work Club, said: “Research shows that the best way to find another job is through friends, family or social networks, which is why it is so vital to have a work club in this area.
“During some sessions, we will help people to look for work by swapping ideas and talking to guest speakers including people from local businesses, about opportunities in the area.
“We will also be working with other agencies and the job centre to ensure the most current and productive information is shared at work clubs.”
The club will meet from 12.30pm to 3pm, with the first session looking at CV preparation.
If you would like to find out more information about the club, attend or find out how you or your company could get involved, contact Sue Evans on (01225) 792500.
The Learning Curve is based in Wiltshire and has provided training and development to the voluntary sector and the community for over ten years.
It draws funding from a variety of public sector sources and tailors its provision to the needs of the community.
The Learning Curve has successfully met the standards for Investors in People Silver Award, Matrix and Ofsted.
In Wiltshire, there are 15,300 people out of work, 6.7 per cent of the working population, according to figures published by the Office for National Statistics.