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‘One stop shop’ jobs website launched by Wiltshire Council

A new ‘one stop shop’ website to help people looking to enter the job market, develop their skills and advance their careers has been launched by Wiltshire Council.

The Work Wiltshire website aims to help people in Wiltshire aged 16 and over who are looking for work, starting a new job, developing their careers or facing the challenge of losing their job.

It also includes a dedicated section on becoming self-employed.

Features include a registration system allowing users to access self-help information and, for those who are eligible, free support from an employment support worker through Project IMPRESS.

Project IMPRESS is for those aged 16 and over who have recently returned to work after six months or more of being out of work, or who have just started their first job.

The support services available through Project IMPRESS include help with coping emotionally and socially with the transition into employment, and support or advice regarding issues including budget management, childcare and transport.

The website will be regularly updated to offer a comprehensive guide to the opportunities and support available to people across Wiltshire to help them reach their goal in education and training, employment or enterprise.

The Work Wiltshire website has been developed as part of Project IMPRESS using funds from Wiltshire Council’s Action for Wiltshire Programme, as well as the European Union’s INTERREG IVA Channel Programme.

Council leader Jane Scott said: “Work Wiltshire is a new and unique web portal for Wiltshire and we believe it will become a vital tool for people entering the jobs market.

“Supporting the local economy and doing all that we can to create and safeguard jobs is a key priority for the council. Project IMPRESS is a good initiative helping people in Wiltshire not only back into work but also to achieve their career goals.”

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