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Job seekers supported during Covid crisis

Staff at Swansea Council's Tackling Poverty Section have continued to support people into work while also helping out with the wider Covid-19 crisis response

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Swansea Working is the main point of contact in the city for people of all ages looking for work, whether they be first-time jobseekers or those looking for a new career pathway or a step up.

Since the pandemic began Swansea Working has directly supported 142 people by helping them to prepare for work.  Swansea Council Employability programmes have helped 50 people back into work during the period.

They have also used social media to highlight information and advice for people looking for work, reaching more than 160,000 people during the period with over 25,000 engagements on posts.

Due to the pandemic the team have had to work in different ways and some members of staff from the Communities for Work and Communities for Work Plus team have been temporarily redeployed to support the Local Area Coordinators.

Others from the team have been helping to deliver free school meals, undertake weekend food deliveries for those in crisis and support people with access to technology, the internet and help them access financial support.

Cllr Alyson Pugh, Swansea Council's Cabinet Member for Better Communities, said: "During this crisis Swansea Council staff have really been going the extra mile to keep vital services going and support our communities and I'd like to thank all staff working under our Swansea Working approach for their contribution to this.

"The impact of Covid-19 on our economy, like all others, is already dreadful and I am very worried more people will lose their jobs in the coming months.

"Swansea Working is here to offer a wide range of advice and support and services include personalised employment action plans, training to meet an individual's needs, CV development, help with interview skills and support with job applications, work experience, placements, apprenticeships and job opportunities and in-work support."

To find out how Swansea Working can help you email swanseaworking@swansea.gov.uk or phone 01792 578632.

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