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We're Supporting Wakefield Works Week

Published 12th Sep 2013 by Rebecca Walker

We're once again supporting Wakefield Works Week, aimed at tackling the high level of unemployment in 18 -25 year olds across the district. The week will take place between 14th and 18th October where businesses from across the Wakefield district will be opening their doors to young people, helping them to gain some ‘real life’ work experience.

For one week only local employers in Wakefield will meet individuals who have a genuine desire for and interest in finding work placements, seeking career guidance and exploring job opportunities with the potential of at least one week’s work experience or the possibility of permanent employment for the most appropriate candidates.

Chamber Executive Director, Andrew Choi committed the Chamber to supporting Wakefield Works 2013 and added 'When we got involved last year it was on the back of particularly bad unemployment figures for young people in the district and there is every reason to remain focused on this problem once again. I hope all member companies, and Wakefield businesses in general, will support what we’re trying to do and get involved in this great private sector initiative to help young people gain jobs through interview and work experience."

Andy Turner, First Choice Recruitment, partner of the week, commented "We are genuinely excited about Wakefield Works Week. We know that this campaign works, last year seven young people were offered positions with local businesses and many more were offered the chance of work experience and valuable career advice and support. This is an exciting and innovative way of providing experience and is a genuine opportunity to improve and promote access to jobs and careers across a wide range of sectors."

Young people can register their interest online on the Wakefield Works website from 27th September until 9th October. Follow the week on Twitter with @WakefieldWorks.


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