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Northallerton fights back against job losses
11:00am Monday 7th October 2013 in News
A RECOVERY scheme has been set up to mitigate the affect of nearly 600 job losses in Northallerton.
The town has been hit with a double blow of public sector job cuts following the announced closure of Northallerton Prison and the Rural Payments Agency, due to come into force in 2014/15.
Northallerton Taskforce has come together to implement a recovery scheme aimed at supporting those affected.
The scheme, made up of various organisations, will focus on three areas: ensuring those facing job losses have the skills, preparation and mentality required to move into employment, supporting those with entrepreneurial ambitions in order to allow them to set up their own businesses, and connecting employers looking to take on staff to new, potential employees.
The first event in this programme will take place at a JobCentre+ jobs fair on October 17 at the town hall in Northallerton.
The scheme is delivered in partnership between the York, North Yorkshire and East Riding Enterprise Partnership, HMP Northallerton, the Rural Payments Agency, JobCentre+, Hambleton District Council, The Citizens’ Advice Bureau, North Yorkshire County Council, the Skills Funding Agency, Northallerton District Voluntary Service Association, Hambleton Borough Council, Enterprise North Yorkshire, and NYCC Adult Learning & Skills.