New Community Job Club opens in Kinglassie

Archived news: published on Thursday 11 Aug 2016 by Fife Council

Jim Rankin Miners' Institute, Cllr Bill Brown and others

Jim Rankin Miners' Institute, Cllr Bill Brown and others

A new Community Job Club is opening at the Kinglassie Miners’ Institute on Monday 22nd August. The new Job Club will allow people to access Universal Job Match and prepare for employment in their local community, with support and help from Welfare Support Assistants.
 
Cllr Bill Brown Chair of the Glenrothes Area Committee said: “Two Community Consultations took place in the past year and some people highlighted the difficulties of having to travel into the town centre to access the internet, carry out job searches and apply for jobs. In response the committee members approved plans to support the opening of Community Job Clubs across the Glenrothes area including Collydean, Leslie as well as Kinglassie.
The new Kinglassie Job Club will be open from 1pm - 3pm and Welfare Support Assistants will help people with CVs, searching and applying for jobs and provide information and guidance on benefit issues.
The Job Clubs will make a big difference to local people and I’m delighted to be working in partnership with the Miners Institute to provide Services at a local level and in venues that serve local communities. ”
 
 
Community Job Clubs are accessible 5 days a week operating in Leslie Library, Collydean Community Centre, the Lomond Centre, and Glenwood Library. Access to Digital Skills courses has been increased across the Glenrothes area, with 6 community job club sessions a week. They operate in the Exit Centre, Lomond Centre, Leslie Library, and Collydean Community Centre.
 
 
Reducing Poverty and Social Inequality is one of the four priority themes contained in the Glenrothes Local Community Plan. In 2015 the Glenrothes Area Committee agreed a funding request for £25,000 for the provision of laptops and Wi-Fi access to develop outreach support for Community Job Clubs and Digital Skills across the Glenrothes area.
JP Easton, Team Manager (Community Development) 
Tel: 01592 583474 Contact JP Easton online
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