New programme to help improve job prospects in ‘Communities First’ areas
A new multi-million-pound programme that aims to help people living in Wales’ most deprived communities to get back into work is to be introduced in parts of Bridgend County Borough.
Backed with European funding and supported by the Department for Work and Pensions, the new ‘Communities for Work’ programme will provide one-to-one support and training opportunities for unemployed people who live in the county borough’s nineteen ‘Communities First’ areas, which include parts of Betws, Caerau, Cornelly and Evanstown.
Specialist advisers and employment mentors will be on hand to help people who may be struggling to get a job because of a lack of qualifications, childcare responsibilities or health problems.
This programme will also help residents in Communities First areas to bring their CVs up to scratch, give them job interview tips, and other advice to help improve their employment prospects.