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160 pack Tower Hamlets jobs fair to get work and help with Benefits cuts

PUBLISHED: 11:09 08 October 2013 | UPDATED: 11:09 08 October 2013

A jobs fair to help those on the dole in London’s East End which has seen 62 per cent unemployment has attracted 160 men and women looking for work and help to cope with benefits cuts.

The event in Shadwell offered advice on searches, how to write CVs and getting in touch with agencies for jobs, training and money advice.

It was part of Tower Hamlets council’s campaign to cut the growing unemployment in the East End which hit 62 per cent at its peak.

“We’ve made progress, but can’t afford to be complacent,” Mayor Lutfur Rahman said. “Helping people into work is our priority, especially since the government’s welfare reforms are hitting them hard financially.”

The jobs fair organised with Jobcentre Plus was part of a programme which includes internships, graduate schemes and apprenticeships.

The council’s job brokerage service has helped 7,000 people over the last three years, including 3,000 in training and 2,000 into permanent jobs.


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