Successful job club looks to grow

A JOB club which helps people get back into work could be expanded from Daventry after finding success.

Since it launched in 2010 more than 157 members have joined and dozens of jobseekers turn up to the fortnightly meetings in Daventry Leisure Centre to receive free advice and support.

Early indications for the first quarter of 2011/12 show that between three and six members are finding jobs each fortnight.

Club members receive help to create CVs and covering letters, advice on interview skills and techniques, and free workshops to help members with any self-confidence issues.

Cllr Chris Over, the council’s economic, regeneration and employment portfolio holder, said: “The council places great importance on securing inward investment and employment for our communities.

“The job club has already helped lots of people to find work and think about starting their own business.

“It also helps to build confidence and give people back their self-esteem, which are essential factors for job seekers.

“Plans to roll the job club out to rural parts of the district are currently being explored, with the possibility of using the council’s outreach centres in Brixworth, Long Buckby, and Woodford Halse.”

Anyone who would like to become a job club member can contact Della Butcher on 01327 871100 or for the latest information on forthcoming sessions and workshops go to www.daventrydc.gov.uk/job-club.