Launch of work club to help the unemployed

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ARE you disheartened with the jobs market? Have you been hit for six by the recession and are struggling to find work?

Well, Hucknall Library might have the answer to help you find employment.

For it has launched an innovative work-club that will run every Thursday afternoon.

The scheme will offer those taking part the chance to meet and chat with others in a similar position.

The aim is to strengthen the unemployed ‘network’, find out about job opportunities, build new contacts and share job-hunting experiences.

Other parts of the scheme include advice on interview techniques, writing a CV and even guidance on how to get involved in volunteering initiatives, which can often provide a route into work.

The motivation behind the launch of the work club is the impact of the recession and the economic crisis locally, which has seen unemployment increase.

Only last month, the Dispatch reported on alarming figures that youth unemployment is on the rise with one in every ten 18-to-24-year-olds now jobless.

Local councillors have pledged to do more and have called on the government to plough funding into helping people find work.

But schemes such as the work club are considered vital to give job-hunters confidence and support.

The work club will be based in the meeting room upstairs at the Market Place Library.

To register an interest, please e-mail Hucknallworkclub@gmail.com.