More money to get residents back into work
Over 450 Barking and Dagenham residents are set to benefit from funding of just under £500,000 for a range of programmes to help get local people back into work.
The funding which totals £475,407 secured from Job Centre Plus will pay for five projects across the borough which will help residents with employment support and place them into jobs.
The projects, which are each expected to run for a year will provide employment support for those residents claiming out of work benefits.
Cllr Sade Bright, Cabinet Member for Employment, Skills and Aspiration said: “We are serious about our commitment that no resident will be left behind in our pursuit of growth for the whole borough.
“The Council will support every person and family to fulfil their potential, through education, work and where needed, other types of support."
Since June, the programme has being working with 119 residents and placed 13 into employment. The programme is run by the council’s Job Shop service and it is hoped that by the end of the programme, about 180 of the residents involved would have been helped in to work.
The Job Shop has so far worked with 591 residents this year and helped 266 of them into employment.