Jobseekers given chance to discuss their options

Hannah Woods from Logical Personnel was one of the employers represented at the Job Centre Plus Event held in Mitre House in Lancaster on Tuesday. Also pictured are employer engagement manager, Jo Monk, Morecambe Job Centre manager, John Lowe and Lancaster and Morecambe Job Centre manager, Rebekah Warburton and one of the job centre customers who attended the event.
Hannah Woods from Logical Personnel was one of the employers represented at the Job Centre Plus Event held in Mitre House in Lancaster on Tuesday. Also pictured are employer engagement manager, Jo Monk, Morecambe Job Centre manager, John Lowe and Lancaster and Morecambe Job Centre manager, Rebekah Warburton and one of the job centre customers who attended the event.

Lancaster Jobcentre Plus hosted an event to offer jobs and training advice to more than 300 unemployed locals.

Nineteen employers and training providers were on hand to discuss opportunities in an informal setting.

Among the employers who participated on the day were Holywell Care Services and Allied Care, who were recruiting staff who had the right aptitude for caring for others and were willing to take up the training.

Logistical Solutions proved extremely popular as they recruited for temporary contracts at Heysham Power Station.

North West Ambulance Service were also actively recruiting for emergency medical technicians, and had an ambulance available for those who were interested to take a look around.

Help Direct were offering information and support on any number of issues including debt advice and money management and Bay Business were on hand to advise those thinking starting their own business.

Lancaster and Morecambe Jobcentre Plus manager, Rebekah Warburton, said: “The event was huge success with a positive buzz throughout the whole day.

“It was a great opportunity for the attendees to see the wide range of support available to them, as well as the chance to meet employers and apply for jobs.”