City of Wolverhampton Council is hosting a number of Employment and Enterprise Open Days across the city next week to help local people get into work.

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Employment support services, offering people advice on how they can gain skills to help secure a job, will be on hand at Dove Learning Centre on Monday, 7 September, Hope Family Centre on Tuesday 8 September, Low Hill Community Centre on Wednesday 9 September, Lifespring Centre on Thursday 10 September and Bilston Resource Centre on Friday 11 September.

There is no need to book, just drop in between 1pm and 3pm.

Information on services available will include:

  • fast track courses into construction, health and fitness, cleaning, catering and social care
  • City of Wolverhampton College and Wolverhampton Adult Education Service courses
  • employability and enterprise programmes available in your area
  • local work clubs and employment and training providers
  • benefits information and 'better off in work' calculations
  • coaching and mentoring services
  • general information, advice and guidance

Training providers will be giving out information about their courses and learning programmes.

Yoo Recruit, the council's own recruitment agency, will also be in attendance advertising temporary jobs and the Job Centre Families in Focus Team will be helping with benefits calculations.

Councillor John Reynolds, Cabinet Member for City Economy, said: "These open days are another element of the council's overall plan to help people develop the skills they need to get into and stay in work.

"This is an opportunity for local people to sign up to our autumn employment support programmes in areas such as construction, health and social care, and cleaning, as well as meet with local training providers.

"We are again collaborating with City of Wolverhampton College and Wolverhampton Adult Education Service as we know how effective working alongside key partners can be in helping the people of Wolverhampton find jobs."

  • released: Wednesday 2 September, 2015