‘Let us help your money wor­ries’

Dumfries & Galloway Standard - - NEWS -

One way CAP is try­ing to help peo­ple im­prove their fi­nan­cial sit­u­a­tion is by run­ning a job club for the next eight weeks.

A num­ber of busi­nesses are be­gin­ning the hunt for sea­sonal work­ers and Yas­min Ocansey, who runs the job club, is en­cour­ag­ing lo­cal peo­ple to come along and learn new skills to help them get a fes­tive job.

Yas­min said:“If you have been out of work for any length of time, find­ing a job can seem like climb­ing a huge moun­tain when you are to­tally out of con­di­tion but just like get­ting fit, it’s eas­ier if you have some moral sup­port.

“We are con­fi­dent that we can help any­one who is look­ing for work. Some­times tem­po­rary work over Christ­mas is good be­cause it gives you a spring board, boosts your con­fi­dence and it is of­ten eas­ier to get a job once you have got one.”

She added:“The job club runs an eight-week“Steps To Em­ploy­ment” course which of­fers friendly, prac­ti­cal sup­port to help job­seek­ers step con­fi­dently into em­ploy­ment.” The course pro­vides work­shops on dif­fer­ent top­ics, such as in­ter­view tech­nique, along with peer-to-peer sup­port, and in­di­vid­ual coach­ing. The next course in Dum­fries will run from 10am on Septem­ber 28 at the River of Life Church (by the Dum­fries train sta­tion), fin­ish­ing just in time for mem­bers to ap­ply for jobs this Christ­mas.

CAP Job Club is rec­om­mended na­tion­ally by the Depart­ment for Work and Pen­sions, with four in ev­ery ten mem­bers UK wide dur­ing 2016 find­ing work.

Yas­min Ocansey said:“It doesn’t mat­ter how long you have been un­em­ployed, how many ap­pli­ca­tion forms you have filled in or in­ter­views you have at­tended and not got the job, we will do what we can to help make this Christ­mas bet­ter for you and your fam­ily.”

CAP’s ser­vices are avail­able to ev­ery­one re­gard­less of age, gen­der, faith or back­ground.

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