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Refugees get Town Hall help finding jobs

PUBLISHED: 13:06 18 December 2008 | UPDATED: 13:54 05 October 2010

REFUGEES and other immigrants are being offered help finding jobs by Town Hall officials in London's deprived East End. A pilot six-month project has been launched offering one-to-one tutoring to help new arrivals who are living in supported housing to find work to pay their way

REFUGEES and other immigrants are being offered help finding jobs by Town Hall officials in London’s deprived East End.

A pilot six-month project has been launched offering one-to-one and group tutoring to help new arrivals who are living in supported housing in Tower Hamlets to find work to be able to keep themselves.

Weekly courses are being run by the authority to help them with English, CV writing, how to search for jobs and preparing for interviews.

They get further support once they complete the programme from professional advisers from Praxis community projects, funded by the council’s Supporting People programme.

Unemployment among Tower Hamlets’ immigrants and other deprived ethnic communities is said to be far higher than the national average.

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