Employers are needed to help job seekers build the confidence they need to get back into work by joining a new ‘speed dating’ scheme.
The Education & Youth Services (EYS) Group has been running Kickstart and Workskills programmes in Houghton Regis since January 2013.
Of the 60 or so people who have been on the courses at The Hub, in Sandringham Drive, some 75 per cent have later found employment.
Some of the people are on the course after being made redundant. Others have been carers or battered by life experiences and need one-to-one help to get them back into the job market.
EYS Group, which has an office in Adelaide Street, Luton, has another cohort of two sets of people starting the programmes in September.
A new development is the launch of speed-introductions from 2pm on Wednesday, October 2 or Thursday, October 3.
Organiser Sandie Copp, of Arteria – Events, Business & Training Support, said: “Both programmes have been extremely successful in assisting local people over the age of 50 get back to work and there has been encouraging on-going commitment from local employers who have seen much benefit from approaching directly with current vacancies.”
Contact Sandie Copp by phoning 07890 464257 or email firstname.lastname@example.org