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08/04/2020
Digital employment and skills support portal created

City of Wolverhampton Council has created a digital portal for people to access the latest employment and skills opportunities on offer during the coronavirus outbreak.

The portal, www.wolvesworkbox.com/coronavirus, also supplies useful information and contacts for employers requiring recruitment support at this difficult time.

If residents need help navigating their way through the changing job market they can get access to Wolves at Work.

Black Country Impact in Wolverhampton provides one-to-one support and advice for young people in Wolverhampton who are not currently in employment, education or training (aged 15 to 29).

Wolverhampton Connexions Service is still supporting Young People (aged 13 to 19, or up to age 25 if you have a learning disability).

Wolverhampton Learning Communities can help to prepare you for work or training in the city through their network of local organisations and training providers.

If you are able to travel further afield for opportunities, West Midlands Combined Authority has information about opportunities across the region, and there is information from Wolverhampton’s Black Country neighbours, Dudley, Sandwell and Walsall.

City of Wolverhampton Council’s Cabinet Member for Education and Skills, Councillor Dr Michael Hardacre, said: “These are uncertain times for people and it is critical that they get the right advice and support.

“This digital portal at www.wolvesworkbox.com gives residents and employers access to a wealth of opportunities and guidance.

“The council’s employability team remains on hand, digitally and via phone, to offer support in addition to the measures the Government has put in place.”

The latest information and guidance around coronavirus is available at www.gov.uk/coronavirus and on the council’s own coronavirus pages at www.wolverhampton.gov.uk/coronavirus. There’s lots of advice on how people can protect themselves and their families from coronavirus from the NHS at www.nhs.uk/coronavirus.

The council’s Stay Safe, Be Kind campaign offers clear and simple advice about how people can help themselves, and how they can support others who may be particularly vulnerable at this time. For more information, please visit www.wolverhampton.gov.uk/stay-safe-be-kind

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