Eastmoor Job Club welcomes City MP
Wakefield MP Mary Creagh visited Eastmoor Community Project’s Job Club on Friday 11th March. The club, which runs from 9am-12noon every Friday at St Swithuns Community Centre.
The Eastmoor Estate is located in the Wakefield East Ward with statistics showing that the ward has the highest levels of unemployment in the district.
Mary said “I was delighted to meet with Eastmoor residents and the volunteers at the Job Club – my thanks to Dom Charkin who runs the scheme. The project is doing great work, making computers and internet access available to all, and forming close links with local employers. The project has already helped people back into work and is a real local success story.”
Community Worker Dom Charkin said "The Awards for All funded Job Club is a vital support for residents of Eastmoor who are looking for work. It is designed to be welcoming and friendly and put those who are looking for work in contact with others in similar situations enabling them to support one another. Through our contacts and partnerships people are also able to come into contact with organisations offering support and help to those out of work"
Eastmoor resident Nigel Carr said "Eastmoor Job club is ideal for me as it is local and friendly and has taught me that speaking to people and networking is important when looking for a job. If I had not attended Job Club, I'd never have met Uzman from Groundwork and so would not have got onto a FLT (forklift truck) refresher course, which will make me more employable"
For more information on the project visit www.eastmoorcommunity.org.uk/aboutus.htm