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Council open Employability Hub

Posted on 18 Oct 2017

A NEW Employability Hub was officially opened today (Wednesday) at the Fullarton Community Hub.

The facility is a one-stop shop for people looking to find employment and the latest proactive step taken by the Council to enhance communities and improve the local economy.

 Provost Ian Clarkson officially opened the Hub which will bring organisations together in the same premises to provide a range of support for unemployed residents that want to get back to work.

 Services that are available from the Hub include:

•           1-2-1 support for all ages

•           Personal development training

•           Employability workshops

•           Support to access online services

•           Help to match skills and interests to new opportunities

 The Fullarton Hub is a collaboration between the Council and Fullarton Community Association, who were instrumental in pushing to ensure the new service would be delivered within their recently-opened and purpose-built Hub.

 Councillor Alex Gallagher said: “This is a fantastic resource for local people.

 “While  we are supporting the Hub and bringing all the partners together, the ambition to have this hub in place has come from the local community.

 “The Community Association have really taken this forward and we’re proud to be supporting such an empowered and determined local community. They are setting a great example.

 “I would encourage people to use their local hub and get the help they need in order to get back to work or into training.  The staff are really helpful and the facility at Fullarton looks great.” 

 The opening formed part of the series of events the Council has lined up to support Challenge Poverty Week.

 The campaign coincides and supports the Poverty Alliance’s ‘Challenge Poverty Week’ – Oct 15-21 – which is a nationwide initiative to raise awareness of the existence of poverty in our communities.