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Clydesdale MSP, Aileen Campbell attended the first Carnwath Work Club and met with local residents and the new Employment Support Assistant, Ryan Thomson.


Forth Community Resource Centre set up Forth Work Club last year and will use the same model to deliver Carnwath Work Club.

Carnwath Work Club will open every Wednesday from 9.30am to 11.30am for a six month trial period, providing local residents with free internet access for job searching, IT training and information about volunteering opportunities.

Commenting, Aileen Campbell said:

"Forth Community Resource Centre already delivers an excellent employment service to Forth residents and I am delighted they are able to extend this service to Carnwath. It is also good to see local partnership working with support for this group coming from Carnwath Community Youth Club led by Angus Knox.

"Internet access, especially when it comes to searching for a job, has become more and more essential. The Work Club provides this vital service for free and also gives IT training to ensure people are up to speed with the necessary skills.

"I wish Ryan, whose place has been made possible by the Developing Local Communities Fund, and the rest of the team the best of luck and encourage anyone in the area looking for work to attend the club."

Development Officer, Anne Carruthers said:

‘Now that 4 out of every 5 jobs are only advertised on the Internet, having access to a computer and the skills to use it are essential and when people are on low income the cost is prohibitive.

"As a community group we want to do the best for local people and give them equal chances in today’s competitive jobs market."

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