Job seekers get help back to work

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High Peak job seekers are being offered a leg up by the council when it comes to getting back to work.

Residents looking for work or apprenticeships who are unsure about how they could get to new workplaces or concerned about the initial cost of transport can now find easily accessible information.

High Peak Borough Council has produced a leaflet signposting residents to information about public transport services and access to funding to help with ticket costs.

The authority is also offering low interest loans to job seekers, which might help to pay for a scooter, bicycle, motorbike or even a second hand car.

Councillor Caitlin Bisknell, leader of the council, said: “Many residents tell us that they’re unclear about how they can get to work outside of their immediate neighbourhood or that their children are put off from applying for roles if they think transport will be an issue.

“The leaflet explains where to get information and the funding that is available to help people purchase season tickets or even their own means of travel if public transport isn’t an option.

“I hope it’s a valuable resource for job hunters.”

The leaflet is available to download by visiting the High Peak Borough Council website http://www.highpeak.gov.uk/hp/council-services/advice-and-guidance/how-can-i-get-to-that-job

Alternatively, copies are available from Buxton Town Hall, in the Market Place, Glossop Municipal Building, in the Market Place, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce offices, in Canal Wharf, Chesterfield, job centre offices and volunteer centres throughout the High Peak.