REDUNDANT employees living in the Cheadle area are being supported to get their skills up to date by attending the Cheadle Work Club to get information, access and support to local back-to-work training and job opportunities.
The Cheadle Work Club is open every Tuesday from 10am to 12 noon at the Hammersley Hayes Community House on Dovedale Close and aims to be an informal but informative one-stop shop for all local information and updates from support agencies, training providers and employers.
Rob Arnold, Support Staffordshire, Employment Support Officer, said: "Having been made redundant from the company you have worked for many years may feel like your world has fallen apart.
"But at the Work Club we can help with creating a new CV, accessing new training opportunities and finding your way around the Job Centre Plus requirements such as Universal Job Match."
Cheadle Work Club has been operating for the last three years on the Hammersley Hayes estate.
It is able to offer back to work support to anyone in Cheadle, Tean or surrounding areas.
Run in partnership by Support Staffordshire Staffordshire Moorlands and Your Housing, the Cheadle Work Club also works alongside other agencies providing a range of relevant services in the town.
Rob added: "Since the redundancies were announced, a number of former Thomas Bolton's employees have attended the Work Club and we have identified the need for an IT course to help get individuals up to speed and enable them to meet their Job Centre Plus job search requirements."
The four week course started last month.
But if there is enough interest, another course will be offered.
The Cheadle Work Club is open to everyone and is encouraging anyone interested in accessing its support or any training providers or local employers who would like to offer training or support opportunities through the Work Club - to get in touch.
The Work Clubs advertise local job opportunities on their Facebook page: Staffordshire Moorlands Online Work Club
For further information contact Rob Arnold, Support Staffordshire (Staffordshire Moorlands) Employment Support Officer on 01538 398240 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org