A foot on the jobs ladder

FREE advice sessions are on offer to help people get a foot on the jobs ladder.

Hartlepool Borough Council's Jobsmart Team is running the sessions aimed at people who are either unemployed or at risk of redundancy.

People will get help with job searches using the internet, advice on how to create a CV and complete job application forms, and basic computer skills to help employment searches.

Qualified staff will also be able to refer people to suitable training, education and volunteering opportunities and to specialist support in areas such as debt counselling and confidence building.

Sessions will be held tomorrow at Grange Road Methodist Church from 9.30am to 11.30am. For details contact Katie Wilson on 07824 596628.

A further session will be held at The Orb Centre, in the town's Oxford Road, from 1.30pm to 4pm. People should contact Jodie Coser on 07767 425850 for further information.

The weekly sessions will run until the end of March.