York MP Hugh Bayley visits Jobcentre Plus in Stonebow

Hugh Bayley uses the Job Point during his visit to Jobcentre Plus in Stonebow in York

Hugh Bayley uses the Job Point during his visit to Jobcentre Plus in Stonebow in York

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YORK Central MP Hugh Bayley has visited Jobcentre Plus in Stonebow to find out how it is helping people get into work.

He was told about preparations for a jobs fair, due to take place on May 20 at York Railway Institute in Queen Street, which about 60 York employers are expected to attend.

There will also be information and advice on hand from York Learning, National Careers Service (Babcocks) and Connexions, and about apprenticeships from the National Apprenticeship Service, York College, YH Training and CITB which advises on careers on construction.

The Labour MP was briefed about preparations for the fair by Julia Davis, employer engagement and partnership manager, Elaine Brear, adviser manager, from Jobcentre Plus, York council leader James Alexander and Julia Massey, partnership manager from Learning City York.

Mr Bayley said York had one of the lowest levels of unemployment in the north but there were still people who could not find employment, and that could lead to depression, with some giving up and turning to alcohol or drugs.

“Jobs fairs are an excellent way of helping people into work or to progress their career in a different direction.” he said.

“This fair will provide help on writing CVs and interview techniques. There is also help for people who are interested in starting their own businesses."

Coun Alexander said the authority had been supporting jobs fairs for a few years now and each year they went from strength to strength.

"It is a great event to be involved with and to promote in helping local people gain employment, something I feel strongly about.," he said. "Whilst York is doing relatively well in terms of unemployment, there is always more we can do and jobs fairs are just one further way in which we can help to reduce numbers of people out of work."

The last available statistics showed that 2,230 people - or 1.7 per cent of those eligible - claimed Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) in the York area in February, up by 47 since January. But the figure was still sharply down on the 3,112 claimants in February last year.

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8:49am Tue 15 Apr 14

chelk says...

I think he was trying to find a new job for Alexander Merritt and Lang
I think he was trying to find a new job for Alexander Merritt and Lang chelk
  • Score: 4

8:57am Tue 15 Apr 14

zorpie says...

Do the Labour Party have shares in York Press?
Do the Labour Party have shares in York Press? zorpie
  • Score: 1

8:58am Tue 15 Apr 14

tuki1234 says...

I think he was trying to find a new job for Alexander Merritt and Lang
I think he was trying to find a new job for Alexander Merritt and Lang tuki1234
  • Score: 2

9:05am Tue 15 Apr 14

imassey says...

Errrm, second story today on which tuki1234 has copied Chelk's comment...
Errrm, second story today on which tuki1234 has copied Chelk's comment... imassey
  • Score: 3

9:20am Tue 15 Apr 14

Micklegate says...

Great to see him looking for another job, a word of caution though I doubt he'll find one which has the level of expenses he has claimed in his current one.
Great to see him looking for another job, a word of caution though I doubt he'll find one which has the level of expenses he has claimed in his current one. Micklegate
  • Score: 5

10:36am Tue 15 Apr 14

Ignatius Lumpopo says...

In light of York's recent politically-motivate
d debacles, I think the correct description for this visit is 'recce'.
In light of York's recent politically-motivate d debacles, I think the correct description for this visit is 'recce'. Ignatius Lumpopo
  • Score: 4

4:28pm Tue 15 Apr 14

chelk says...

imassey wrote:
Errrm, second story today on which tuki1234 has copied Chelk's comment...
Nothing to do with me
[quote][p][bold]imassey[/bold] wrote: Errrm, second story today on which tuki1234 has copied Chelk's comment...[/p][/quote]Nothing to do with me chelk
  • Score: 2

4:42am Wed 16 Apr 14

Magicman! says...

The Labour MP was briefed about preparations for the fair by Julia Davis, employer engagement and partnership manager, Elaine Brear, adviser manager, from Jobcentre Plus, York council leader James Alexander and Julia Massey, partnership manager from Learning City York.

So basically he talked about how 'well' the jobs fairs are at getting people into work, but he talked about them with everybody EXCEPT who matters, the persons trying to find work!!
[quote]The Labour MP was briefed about preparations for the fair by Julia Davis, employer engagement and partnership manager, Elaine Brear, adviser manager, from Jobcentre Plus, York council leader James Alexander and Julia Massey, partnership manager from Learning City York. [/quote] So basically he talked about how 'well' the jobs fairs are at getting people into work, but he talked about them with everybody EXCEPT who matters, the persons trying to find work!! Magicman!
  • Score: 1

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