The Salvation Army in Crewe is helping people get back into work by launching a weekly Employment Plus service.
Corps officer Major Steven Watson and his team have supported the community throughout the pandemic by providing hot meals to homeless people, doorstep friendship for the isolated, food vouchers to struggling families, and practical help for asylum seekers.
The church and charity’s Employment Plus service offers tailored support to help people become job-ready, intending to help them find and stay in work.
Major Steven said: “We know that unemployment levels have risen in Cheshire during the pandemic and expect that to continue when the furlough scheme comes to an end.
“We’ve already been supporting people who have lost their jobs with food parcels and fuel vouchers. Unemployment has a devastating effect on families pushing them into poverty and increasing social exclusion.
“The Salvation Army has been expanding its Employment Plus service across the UK, and we’re delighted that we can offer this to the community in Crewe as well. Our advisors are friendly and compassionate, offering help with CVs, job searches and interview techniques.”
The Employment Plus drop-in service is held every Monday at the church in Prince Albert Street.
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