Eight week 'job club' set to give Merton's unemployed a helping hand
A one off free course to give the long term unemployed a helping hand in finding a job is set to run in Wimbledon.
The eight week ‘Merton Job Club’, run by Christians Against Poverty, will start on September 19 and is designed to equip people with the tools and skills to find employment covering topics such as identifying strengths, CV writing skills and interview techniques.
Mr Humphreys, the job club’s manager, said: "When it comes to job hunting, having the right tools and techniques can really improve your chances in finding work.
"We provide practical guidance and computers have been donated by local businesses so that we can increase job searches and help with job search skills."
He added: "With unemployment people’s social circles tend to decrease so we offer community time and provide lunch meaning friendship is a big part of the course."
Merton currently has an unemployment rate of 7.1 percent, less than the London average of 8.7 percent, but Mr Humphreys says long-term unemployment in the area has not decreased.
He said: "With more people facing long-term employment, we hope to help people gain the confidence and skills they need to get back into work again."
The Christians Against Poverty’s job club is a joint service by Oasis and Life Changers Churches.
For more information visit capjobclubs.org or call 0208 540 5540
Life Changers Church - First Floor, The Pointe, 89 Hartfield Road, Wimbledon, SW19 3TJ
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