Helping people find employment

Recent over 50's event hailed a success

North Lanarkshire's Working

Over 120 people came along to our recent North Lanarkshire's Working drop-in event designed to offer advice, support and signpost the over 50's living in the area into work.

Fifteen different North Lanarkshire employers supported the event by talking about their businesses and vacancies, and partner organisations including, Citizens Advice, SAMH and Dress for Success also came along to offer advice to help residents secure employment.

Positive feedback was received following the event with one resident telling us: "Overall, the range and diversity of information was really good," and another commented: "I feel the day was very informative from all participants. I found it hugely rewarding and I now feel I have good information moving forward in my quest for employment."

Robin Turner, Routes to Work Chief Executive, said: "We were delighted with the turnout of clients, employers and support services at the 50 plus event. North Lanarkshire's Working is an all age service to unemployed residents in the area who are looking to enter or return to the workplace.

"We recognise the challenges that over 50's face in their journey to work, however we also know the positive contribution they make to the economy. It was encouraging to see so many employers and support services in attendance to offer their support to this client group."

Routes to Work has transformed the lives of more than 18,000 North Lanarkshire residents in the last 16 years and supports them to achieve their personal and professional goals.

The service is open to unemployed people of all ages in North Lanarkshire who aren't in full time education.

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