A special event for jobseekers aged 40 and over is to take place this month.
North Lincolnshire Council has worked with Job Centre Plus to organise the free 40-plus options event on Friday, January 23 to offer specific employment advice and support.
The event at Scunthorpe Job Centre Plus from 10am to 3pm is suitable for people aged 40 and over who are looking for work, training/retraining or becoming self-employed.
Coun Liz Redfern, Leader of North Lincolnshire Council will open the event at 10am. Susan Park, member of Department for Work and Pensions Operations Executive Team will attend and Lord Haskins, Chair of the Humber LEP, will be there at 1pm.
Throughout the day there will be mock interview sessions, motivational speakers and CV workshops that are all free to take part in. A whole range of experts will advise on issues including:
Careers advice including how to look for work in the 21st century
Volunteering and work placements
Health trainers and health checks
Drug and alcohol awareness
Driving schools (online theory tests)
Wheels 2 Work
Lift share/car share
Pension credit advice
Better off calculations
Benefits advice including universal credit
A ticket system has been put in place to ensure that people get the information they need. To receive your free ticket visit the Eventbrite website: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/40-options-event-free-general-public-admission-tickets-14701758355.
Free parking will be available on the day in Laneham Street car park.
For more details, contact Alison Carney or Gareth Mitchell at Scunthorpe Job Centre Plus on 01724 274477 or 275542.
Coun Liz Redfern, leader of North Lincolnshire Council, said: “We have been working with Job Centre Plus to organise the 40 plus options event, as we want to provide careers and training for people of all ages. It’s important that everyone gets the same opportunities and anyone over 40 years-old will be able to speak to a whole host of employers and organisations. They will be able to gain valuable advice on looking for work, training and becoming self-employed.
“It’s a priority for us to work with residents to help them secure jobs and get on to the career path they want to follow.
“If you are looking for a change in career or want to train in a different area then go along to the event. There will be a range of employers there, which is a great opportunity to find out what they are looking for in employees. You will also be able to get help with writing your CV and have a go at mock interviews.”