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Councillor calls for local "Workclub" to be saved

May 10, 2012 1:42 PM
Hinckley Liberal Democrat Cllr Michael Mullaney has issued a plea for the local "Workclub" to be saved.

The Workclub operates from Hinckley Library each Wednesday and has helped many local people who are out of work gain skills and knowledge to help them as they try to get back into work.

Michael Mullaney was recently contacted by users of the Workclub after they discovered that it was due to be ended in May.

Michael Mullaney said "People who attend the Workclub have told me about their experiences there and how it has helped give them the skills and confidence they need to get back into the job market.

"The Work Club give people in the Hinckley area the chance to meet others looking for work, share job hunting experiences and get advice on interview techniques, CVs and even volunteering opportunities.

"The scheme had been funded by the East Midlands Development Agency but the funding runs out in May. I urge the County Council to step in and support this important local service.

"At this difficult time, a scheme like this, that helps people develop the skills to get into work is essential and too important to be lost."