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Help is at hand for staff affected by Carillion collapse

  • 5 February 2018
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Carillion employees who are Walsall residents are being offered help, support and training through the Council's Walsall Works programme.

Walsall Works is funded by Walsall Council to support local people find jobs, apprenticeships and get access to training. Its Employment and Skills team has extensive experience of dealing with those who are potentially affected by redundancy situations and can direct employees to organisations who can help.

Walsall Works can offer support, including:

  • Careers advice, support and guidance
  • Help with creating a CV
  • Employability support
  • Help with English and Maths courses
  • Access to training courses and funding support

Councillor Lee Jeavons, portfolio holder for regeneration at Walsall Council, said: "Our concern is for the employees at Carillion and how the uncertainty of it all is making them feel.

"As many will know who have been in this situation before, redundancy and the mere threat of it can be a very worrying time for families but I want to reassure those who are affected that there is help available.

"There are a number of organisations who can provide help but it's knowing whom to call first. That's where we come in. Our Employment and Skills team have the experience and expertise to give sound advice and support. They can tell you how to access training, upskill and help you find work with other companies.

"I would urge anyone affected by the Carillion situation to get in touch."

Support is available to Carillion supply chain employees too.

Visit WalsallWorks.com, call 01922 654353 or email WalsallWorks@walsall.gov.uk to find out more.