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Event held to help jobseekers into work

People looking to get into the world of work attended an event in Brierley Hill on July 12.

Black Country Impact, which has already helped thousands of 16 to 29-year-olds into training or to get a job, hosted an event at the Copthorne Hotel, near the Merry Hill Centre, on Wednesday July 12.

It was put on in the Earls Suite so people could come along and find out more about what help and support is available to us.

Doors will opened at 10am and the event will closed at 4pm, with the first 200 people through the doors getting a £5 Love2Shop voucher.

Black Country Impact offers help in securing training or a job for to 16 to 29-year-olds who are currently not in employment, education or training. Support includes supplying equipment, as well as providing free clothing, travel, and childcare depending on the needs of the individual.

Black Country Impact has forged close links with more than 100 businesses or training providers. It can offer support in a wide range of sectors, with success stories already in fields such as catering, childcare, construction, hair and beauty, retail and teaching.

It is made up of five partners - Dudley Council, Sandwell Council, Walsall Council, Wolverhampton Council and Black Country Talent Match.

In short

Black Country Impact is doing an excellent job in giving young people a helping hand to better themselves or get into work.

This event gave people the chance to go along and speak to someone face-to-face to find out what Black Country Impact can do for them.

The project is receiving up to £34 million of funding, made up of £17 million from the European Social Fund and £17 million from the Youth Employment Initiative. It will also get match funding of up to £8 million from the Big Lottery Fund and other partners.

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