The Whitland Job Club has opened its doors for the first time to job-seekers and businesses looking to fill short-term and part time vacancies.
As the first of its kind in Wales, the Whitland Job Club aims to match local employment opportunities with local skills using is brand new website at www.whitlandmemorialhall.org.uk where both job seekers and businesses can advertise for free.
Carmarthenshire County Council executive board member for regeneration and leisure Cllr Clive Scourfield officiated this month, which was attended by local employment support groups including Workways, Cyfle, and Go Wales; local businesses and members of the community.
Whitland Job Club has received £6431 from the Sustainable Communities - Improving Access to Services project which is part of a programme of development and regeneration for the Whitland Memorial Hall, a centre for community action in the local area.
This project has received funding of £691,903 through the Rural Development Plan for Wales 2007-2013 which is funded by the Welsh Assembly Government and the European Agriculture Fund for Rural Development.
Local businesses, employment support groups and people looking for short-term or part-time work are encouraged to visit the new website at www.whitlandmemorialhall.org.uk and enter their details to be kept up to date with new opportunities.
The Whitland Job Club will be open on the first Wednesday of each month from 2pm until 4pm at the Memorial Hall - IT facilities available.
Executive board member for regeneration and leisure Cllr Clive Scourfield said: “It is an innovative project and absolutely brilliant. It will be of huge benefit to the community and there are so many people looking for work and hopefully the Job Club will help them to find employment.
”It will also allow employers access to people who are looking for jobs.”
Caption: Executive board member for regeneration and leisure Cllr Clive Scourfield opening the Job Club with Gabriela Poore and Mike Donovan, co-founders of the Whitland Job Club.
Pictured, front from left: Hall trustee Haydn Lewis, Cllr Clive Scourfield, Gabriela Poore and Mike Donovan. Also pictured are representatives from Workways, Dragon Innovation Partnership, Trinity St David, Trustee members of the hall, Carmarthenshire County Council officers, Go Wales at University of Wales, Trinity St David Carmarthen Campus, County Councillor Sue Allen and Cllr Craig Wilson Mayor of Whitland.
Pic Jeff Connell