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Residents can get job support at Oakham Library

Date Published: 25 September 2017
Oakham Library

Job seekers in Rutland will soon be able to benefit from free employment advice and support thanks to regular Jobcentre Plus sessions at Oakham Library. 

Staff from Jobcentre Stamford will be based at Oakham Library every second Tuesday, from 9.30am to 1.00pm, as part of an initiative to support residents who are actively seeking employment but may have difficulty travelling outside of the County to access services.

Residents will be able to receive information and guidance on local support services and employment opportunities, as well as help with claiming benefits.

The project is being delivered by Rutland County Council’s Employment Support Service following the success of previous sessions held at the library.

“This is a really positive initiative and a good example of the improved services we can now offer at Oakham Library. It’s important we provide as much support as possible for adults who might be struggling to find work. By having these sessions close to home, in a friendly and familiar location, we hope to remove one of the biggest obstacles for residents who may be struggling to reach resources outside of the county, ensuring they are able to access the information and advice they need.”Councillor Alan Walters, Portfolio Holder for Culture 

The dates of the sessions for the remainder of 2017 are as follows:

  • Tuesday 3rd October
  • Tuesday 17th October
  • Tuesday 31st October
  • Tuesday 14th November
  • Tuesday 28th November
  • Tuesday 12th December

If you would like to speak to the Jobcentre about finding work, benefits or training please contact the Council’s Employment Support Worker on: 01572 722577 or by emailing: esupport@rutland.gov.uk.  Alternatively, please call Stamford Jobcentre on 01780 683 908.

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