After the success of the Leeds Work Routes
launch event last week, it was our Bradford office's time to shine
with the official launch of the local service.
Whilst figures released on Wednesday by the Office for National
Statistics revealed a significant and welcome improvement in the
national employment rate, there is still work to be done to support
even more people into sustainable work.
Work Routes has been introduced in Bradford to support local
jobseekers with free, personal help with their job search.
The launch event, which was attended by more than 30 people from
local employability organisations, was held at Reed in
Partnership's new office in Upper Piccadilly in the centre of
Attendees learned more about the support Work Routes offers as
well as how they could refer people on to the programme.
The event was launched by Bradford's Lord Mayor, Councillor
Geoff Reid, who said:
"The programme is a very positive
development for Bradford residents and I was very pleased to launch
"There was a great atmosphere at today's event.
"Reed in Partnership have a really strong track record of
helping people into employment, and they clearly know what they are
"Work Routes is delivered in partnership with the Department for
Work and Pensions and funded the European Social Fund; both of whom
have already done fantastic work for the Bradford community.
You find out much more about our service at workroutes.co.uk
Photos from the event by Sharon Harrison Photography.
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