Help is at hand for Headland jobseekers

Jason Steers (left) looks at a CV created by Ian Gibson from Adult Education
Jason Steers (left) looks at a CV created by Ian Gibson from Adult Education

JOBSEEKERS are being urged to make the most of a free advice and support session held every week inside a town library.

A job club is held at Headland Library, in Middlegate, Hartlepool every Tuesday afternoon, while Credit Union representatives also attend.

But library bosses have been disappointed with the turnout over recent weeks and are hoping to encourage people to come along and make the most of the free support on offer.

Margaret Dixon, library manager on the Headland, said: “We have the job club advisors and we always have the Credit Union in at the same time but unfortunately the response hasn’t been great.

“Both of them have been quiet and it’s such a shame because they are such useful services.

“Hopefully with a bit of publicity and just reminding people that the drop-in session does take place every week, we might have a few more people coming along.”

Jobseekers can get help in building or improving a CV, training in interviewing and job search skills and accessing the latest vacancies at the drop-in, which is held at the library every Tuesday from 2pm-4pm.

People can also take the opportunity to get financial support from the Credit Union representatives.

Margaret added: “People can call in whenever they like throughout the afternoon, places don’t need to be booked in advance.

“It’s a great opportunity for some free support, which hopefully will help a lot of people be successful as they search to find employment.”

Meanwhile, children can enjoy a free read and rhyme class at Headland Library, in Middlegate, on a Friday from 2pm.

The storytelling and crafts sessions are aimed at children under five years old.

For more information about the weekly job club sessions people are asked to call (01429) 868616 or Headland Library on (01429) 268169 to find out more about the help on hand.