Hundreds of jobs and homes on offer

A jobs, homes and enterprise fair takes place at Liverpool Town Hall on February 27th, offering hundreds of local job opportunities, and the chance to view a range of homes for rent and sale.

Hosted by Neighbourhood investor, Plus Dane Group, the ‘Living Local Working Local’ event provides attendees with the chance to meet with businesses and developers offering vacancies and apprenticeships and view vacant Plus Dane properties in the Liverpool city region that are available for rent and sale.

Many major employers have signed up to the event and will be advertising a wide range of employment and training opportunities. There will also be an Enterprise Hub on the day, offering support for those who are considering self-employment, starting a business or want help growing their existing business.

In addition there will be agencies on hand to offer support and advice on securing employment, welfare reform changes and managing debt and staff will also be on hand to help people with completing housing and Property Pool Plus applications.

Erika Rushton, Neighbourhoods Director at Plus Dane Group, said: “Plus Dane is committed to supporting the creation of local jobs and providing the practical advice and help that is often needed to ensure that residents have access to these opportunities.

“The ‘Living Local-Working Local’ event brings all this support together under one roof, along with the chance to find out more about renting or buying a home with Plus Dane and the homes available across the city, and so provides a valuable opportunity for anyone seeking employment or a home to find out more about what’s on offer.”

Councillor Nick Small, LCC Cabinet Member for Employment, Enterprise and Skills, said: “I’m really pleased that Plus Dane has put this event together and am proud to be supporting it to help residents get into work.”

The Living Local-Working Local event is being delivered through Plus Dane’s Making Business Work Programme, a European Regional Development Fund initiative offering business support to social enterprises in Merseyside.

Organisations advertising vacancies and apprenticeships include:
Royal Bank of Scotland Aldi
Merseytravel Peel Ports
Evolve Facility Services Plus Dane Group
Merseylink Rocket Training Ltd
Brothers of Charity Flanagan Group
NAC Group SHAW Trust
Your Housing Group Nugent Care
JTM Weightmans LLP
Clarke Energy Employer Pool
Alternative Futures Group Fostering Solutions
Local Solutions Liverpool In Work
Riverside Housing Potential for Skills
North Liverpool Regeneration Company Knowsley Apprentice Scheme

Training support will be available from:
Merseytravel
Merseyside Youth Association
Skills for Health
The Social Partnership
Brighter Futures
BikeRight! Choose Freedom
Blackeburn House
Greenbank College

Enterprise advice will be available from:
Plus Dane Group
Making Business Work (Plus Dane Group)
The Prince’s Trust
Social Enterprise Network
Women’s Organisation
Granby Toxteth Development

Advice on issues including income, debt, welfare, employment and renting a home:
Plus Dane Group
RAISE
Lodge Lane Credit Union
Shelter
BT Employment Workshops
Community volunteering (Plus Dane Group)
HomesHub
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