Headland Library help for Hartlepool jobseekers

Information advice and guidance officer Ian Gibson of the Adult Education Department pictured waiting to help visitors at the new Headland library job club.
Information advice and guidance officer Ian Gibson of the Adult Education Department pictured waiting to help visitors at the new Headland library job club.

JOBSEEKERS are reminded of the chance to help acquire the skills to be successful in the search for work at a weekly drop-in session.

Hartlepool Borough Council’s adult education team has launched the free sessions at Headland Library, in Middlegate.

The drop-in is held every Tuesday from 2pm to 4pm and organisers say the feedback has been good since the sessions were started last month.

Diane Goodwin, planning and review manager for the council’s adult education team, said: “The sessions are all about giving jobseekers the help in getting the skills to be successful in the search for work.

“It isn’t easy at the minute for those who are out of 
work, but we want to help people with CVs, interview 
skills and in looking for vacancies.

“In the past, we have held a number of sessions like this and they have all proved popular so we wanted to extend them and launch the drop-in at Headland Library.

“Hopefully, that will also prove to be a real success and will be a useful tool for people in the area who are looking for work.”

The amount of people claiming jobseekers allowance in Hartlepool dropped to 4,501 in April this year, the lowest since December 2011.

But that figure is still more than double the national average, and higher than the regional average.

For more information about the drop-in sessions at Headland Library and other job clubs around the town, call the council’s adult education team on (01429) 868616.