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Council bosses say JET scheme has already helped over 200 residents

More than 200 residents have been helped by Stoke-on-Trent city council's Jobs, Enterprise and Training service since lockdown measures came into force in March.

The service, which is based at Smithfield in the city centre, helps people who are unemployed get back into work. It also operates an employment job brokerage service, which provides recruitment support for local businesses.  

The service has helped those people with CV construction, interview techniques, mock interviews and application form support, access to further careers advice as well as qualifications and job matching. JET is currently working with more than 50 local employers, all with various live jobs vacancies with immediate starts. 

Council Leader Abi Brown said: “We know it’s an unsettling time for residents and hard to predict what the economy will be like in 12 months – but we are here to help. We are committed to continuing to supporting jobs and helping the city to grow, and supporting residents.”

 Residents can contact the JET service via 01782 234288.

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