Free rail trips for job­seek­ers

Sunday Mail (UK) - - The Judge -

Job­seek­ers are be­ing of­fered free rail jour­neys to help them get back into work.

ScotRail Al­liance said peo­ple look­ing for em­ploy­ment will be el­i­gi­ble for two free re­turn jour­neys a month, for travel to and from an in­ter­view.

The firm will also pro­vide travel tick­ets for the first month of a new job.

Man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Alex Hynes said: “For peo­ple out of work, the cost of trav­el­ling to an in­ter­view can of­ten be a bar­rier to re­turn­ing to work.

“By re­mov­ing that bar­rier and pro­vid­ing help with the cost, we hope to be able to sup­port peo­ple into work and grow Scot­land’s econ­omy.”

The scheme only ap­plies to peo­ple who are en­gaged with a Job­cen­tre to find work.

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