Job hunters seeking employment advice will now be able to drop in to Croydon Works’ new office for support and guidance.
The jobs brokerage service officially opened the doors to its new office today, making it easier for the staff to help those looking for employment or training opportunities.
Now based in Croydon Clocktower on Katharine Street, job seekers will be able to stop by between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday, to receive free employability support, whether it’s searching current vacancies, or getting help with CV writing, careers advice or interview preparation.
Local businesses will also be able to visit the new office to find out more about the free recruitment service offered, or to discuss potential recruits for their upcoming job opportunities.
The service, which was set up by the council and partners including Croydon College and Job Centre Plus, aims to ensure residents benefit from the employment opportunities created through the borough’s regeneration.
Since launching last June, Croydon Works has helped 225 people into jobs in Croydon and the surrounding area, and assisted a further 132 residents on to training courses to develop new or existing skills.
Councillor Mark Watson, cabinet member for economy and jobs said:
“Croydon Works is proving an invaluable asset to job seekers and businesses in Croydon and I’m delighted to have officially opened its new office in the heart of the town centre. Croydon is seeing a significant amount of investment and regeneration and we want local residents to benefit from this. Now that Croydon Works is more accessible I hope to see even more local people using the service to help them get into work, apprenticeships or training and I’d encourage those who don’t know about Croydon Works to pop in and find out how it can help them.”
To find out more about Croydon Works visit https://croydonworks.co.uk/