Hackneyites offered a way to find hidden jobs

Reed-supplied pic May 2016
Reed jobs-aid office in Ramsgate St Dalston Hackney E8 050516 © david.altheer@gmail.com
Reed in Partnership office in Ramsgate Street, south end of Kingsland Centre car park

JOBSEEKERS MAY be pleased with a new project to help at least 1,000 people in Hackney into work.

Over the next three years the programme promises what it terms “access to exclusive vacancies”, which in this case means hidden, known only to the employment agency Reed.

It has set up Reed in Partnership. Backed by Hackney council and the European Social Fund, it will start this month, May 2016, providing training and skills at no charge to users.

In one-to-one sessions, they will be advised on CV-writing, skills training and the interview process to build a personal plan.

According to the latest government figures, 5,010 Hackneyites are on Job Seeker’s Allowance, the fifth-highest number of any borough in London.

A spokesman for a similar Reed-run project, Ways into Work, told Loving Dalston it helped 473 of 1,051 participants into employment, which he considered “pretty successful”. The new programme will focus on people who have been out of work for 12 months or more and those who face barriers to work.

Reed in Partnership claims to helps someone into work every 15 minutes.

Training will be linked to growth sectors in the borough. In Hackney it will include food-hygiene courses, as you’d expect in an area that has experienced 17% growth in accommodation and food services over the last seven years.

Martin Fallon, of Reed in Partnership, said: “I’d encourage anyone who’s been out of work in Hackney for a while to get in touch with our friendly advisers for a chat about the support we can offer.”

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Reed in Partnership will be based at 26 Ramsgate Street, Dalston E8 2NA. Join at www.hackneyopps.org.uk or phone 020 7616 2344.

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