The future looks bright for Employ Crawley

Publish Date: 
Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 19:30

Crawley’s local employment support service is set to continue helping residents thanks to funding from the Department for Work and Pensions and two new team members.

Launched in 2017 by Crawley Borough Council in partnership with West Sussex County Council, Employ Crawley is a service aimed at using the experience and expertise of employment services, business and training providers to help residents take advantage of local employment and training opportunities.

Since their inception more than 250 residents have worked with the team, taking part in one-to-one sessions, workshops and job fairs.

Funding has been awarded to Employ Crawley until March 2020, to enable the service to continue supporting residents on a one to one basis that have been out of work long term.  

Based at Crawley Library, residents will also be able to pop in and speak to new team members Kamlesh Kamari and Neil Parsons who will be on hand to offer information, advice, confidence boosting activities and assistance in accessing health, wellbeing and digital support.

Cabinet Member for Planning and Economic Development, Councillor Peter Smith, said: “This is great news. Employ Crawley has established itself as an important service for our residents and I am delighted that we have received the funding to continue.

“We have a wealth of employment and training opportunities here in Crawley and by offering a holistic approach to employment support we will ensure that our local residents are in the best position to obtain them.” 

You can stop by and chat to the team on Mondays from 10am until 2pm, Thursdays from 2pm until 7pm at Crawley Library or Fridays at Broadfield Library from 10am until 1pm. For more information about Employ Crawley, visit www.regeneratingcrawley.org.uk/employcrawley