Ashfield MP Gloria De Piero backs kirkby job hunt club

Ashfield MP Gloria De Piero visits the Kirkby Job Club held at the Library, where she met service users,  co-ordinator Denise Stephenson, left, and guest speaker Nick Harrington, third right.
Ashfield MP Gloria De Piero visits the Kirkby Job Club held at the Library, where she met service users, co-ordinator Denise Stephenson, left, and guest speaker Nick Harrington, third right.

ASHFIELD MP Gloria De Piero dropped into one of the special work club sessions that are run from Kirkby Library every Friday morning to find out more about the role it is playing in giving people the skills and confidence necessary to get back into work.

The work clubs, which are run by Nottinghamshire County Council, offer people searching for work in the area guidance on all manner of work related topics, including top tips on CV writing, interview skills and techniques, training opportunities as well hosting guest speakers from local businesses who offer firsthand advice and expertise.

Members of the group chatted over tea and biscuits and told their MP about the ongoing struggle to find work, but also talked glowingly about how the work club had helped them to regain the confidence and support to help them get back into work.

Speaking during the evnt, Gloria said: “Any project that is trying to help and support people from Ashfield get back into work gets my backing and it certainly had the enthusiastic backing of those that have joined the club.

“Denise, Nick and the other volunteers deserve a lot of credit because they have really helped restore the confidence of the members I met, and that is a major step in the right direction towards getting back into work.

If you would like to find out more about the work club or join, then give Denise Stephenson a call on 07775588756 or e-mail denise.stephenson@nottscc.gov.uk

The work club is a free service and the various workshops and activity sessions are open to people of all ages from across Ashfield and operate on a self-help basis where members support each other and share experiences and local knowledge. The scheme has been running for just over a year.