Thousands more residents to have access to employment support and training

Hackney Works, the Council’s free employment service, has extended its support to include residents on low incomes as well as those who are out of work.

More Hackney residents can now benefit from the free service which connects local people to opportunities in the borough’s business community and beyond. They will also have access to a range of services including personalised employment support; job and training opportunities; CV, job applications and interview help; links to volunteering, work placements and apprenticeships, and access to IT facilities- informed hackney.gov.uk.

“Cllr Carole Williams, Cabinet Member for Employment, Skills and Human Resources

Thousands of residents have already found jobs and training opportunities through the employment and skills support service, and even more are set to do so under the new Hackney Works eligibility criteria.

We are committed to building strong relationships with key growth industries across the borough, including for example the technology, digital, leisure and construction industries, and to helping local people access better quality jobs.

By extending the Hackney Works programme to those on low incomes, we can help residents move into higher paid jobs and truly benefit from Hackney’s growing local economy and opportunities across London.

Cllr Carole Williams, Cabinet Member for Employment, Skills and Human Resources„

Hackney Works, previously Ways into Work, supports local residents to find employment in jobs across a wide variety of sectors including construction, design, IT, retail, security and hospitality. Since 2012, the service has placed over 6,000 people into employment as well as providing training opportunities to develop candidates’ skills.

For more information on Hackney Works and to register for the service visit hackney.gov.uk/hackney-works or call 020 8356 5700.

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