Experts find a ‘job a day’ to get East London’s unemployed off the dole

Regeneration experts have helped 234 people off the dole in East London in the past 12 months and into jobs—almost one for every working day of the year.

A ‘job broker’ team from East Thames housing group has been negotiating with employers to find and train ‘the right people’ to fill vacancies.

They have been running a programme in Tower Hamlets and neighbouring Newham to improve skills and ‘employability’ for those out of work.

The programme includes courses in IT, presenting, group working and CV development—all with professional help to apply for jobs and prepare for interviews.