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Closure threat to Solihull Job Club

Solihull Job Club club is at threat of closure unless more employment seekers use its services.

Solihull Job Club club is at threat of closure unless more employment seekers use its services.

A team of four volunteers have been providing practical and emotional support since the club was set up by Maggie Throup in 2009, just as unemployment levels began to soar due to the recession.

But with signs of improvement in the economy, and employment levels improving, the job club has only one or two job seekers attending each week and is now considering closing its doors.

Maggie said: “We always did want to make ourselves redundant as it would be a sign of good news for employees and employers across Solihull.

“But now that it may become a reality, we want to reach out one more time to any Solihull job seeker to offer our help.

“We have helped hundreds of people get back into work and even set up their own business by helping them with their CV, interview advice and practice, as well as plenty of tea, coffee and biscuits.

“If the job club is no longer needed it is a good sign, but if there are still job seekers who need helping, we want to do it.”

Solihull Job Club meets every day from 10.30am to 12.30pm at the John Palmer Hall, Union Road, Solihull.

More information is available by phoning Maggie on 07798 582398.

 

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