Local employment and training providers have outlined support measures for local residents facing uncertainty around jobs over the coming weeks due to the coronavirus outbreak.

City of Wolverhampton Council is working closely with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and Job Centres in the city.

The council’s Wolves at Work and Black Country Impact Youth Employment Initiative team has moved its support for customers to a digital and telephone platform.

City of Wolverhampton Council’s Cabinet Member for City Economy, Councillor Harman Banger, said: “These are uncertain times for people and it is critical that they get the right advice and support.

“The council’s employability team remains on hand, via phone and digitally, to offer support to residents in addition to the measures the Government is putting in place.”

These are the ways you can get in touch with the council for support and advice on jobs:

•    Email Wolvesatwork@wolverhampton.gov.uk or Impact@wolverhampton.gov.uk
•    Twitter: @wolvesatwork
•    Any business concerned or needing advice about workforce solutions and redundancies should email recruitment@wolverhampton.gov.uk
•    Visit WolvesWorkbox for further advice, support and vacancies

Response to Redundancy Services:

Response to Redundancy – Serco – email laura.johnson3@serco.com, website, Twitter @Serco_SSW, LinkedIn showcase/Serco-SSW 

DWP updates:

The DWP has provided information about working age benefits and specific advice around the coronavirus at the following web pages:

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