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New employment hub to support jobseekers in Seahouses

Job seekers in Seahouses are set to benefit from a new free service ran by CAN providing support for anyone looking for employment. The drop-in support group will open every Thursday from 10am – 3pm at Seahouses Hub.

Group members will be able to access the internet to carry out job searches, benefit from one to one careers guidance, get help with completing CVs and job applications, and support with improving IT skills. A free lunch and refreshments will be available and the potential to offer travel expenses for those coming from outlying areas.

This latest hub from CAN joins fourother successful hubs in Amble, Haltwhistle, Hexham and Prudhoe run as part of the Northumberland Rural Employment Hubs delivering the Bridge Project.

Julia Plinston, Community Development Officer at CAN said:

“We are delighted to be able to offer this exciting new service in Seahouses. Members of our existing Employment Hubs have told us how valuable our help is to them, and we look forward to offering the same level of support to residents in Seahouses.”

The Rural Employment Hubs support unemployed residents in rural areas of Northumberland to overcome the multiple barriers they face when looking to move into employment. The project recognizes people in rural areas face additional difficulties when searching for work, including fewer local employment / volunteering / training opportunities, higher travel costs both to sign on and to attend interviews, and poor internet connections making online job searches more difficult.

If you would like to find out more about the project, or are interested in booking an appointment, contact Julia at juliaplinston@ca-north.org.uk or phone 01670 517178.

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