The new Jobcentre Plus at Albert Dock, Newham, was officially opened today (30 March) with a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by Minister for Employment Mims Davies MP and Neil Couling CB CBE.
With City Airport, Newham’s Dockside, and many major employers in the area, Altitude Jobcentre’s location near to Becton Park Station is excellent for serving the needs of the Newham community.
As part of the Government’s ‘Way to Work’ program, the Newham location’s Work Coaches will be at the vanguard of efforts to place the country’s 500,000 unemployed individuals in jobs by summer’s end.
Some of the fifty Work Coaches at the Jobcenter were hired by the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) as part of the department’s successful effort to fill positions around the country with 13,500 new Work Coaches.
The Minister of Labor met with the site’s new Work Coaches and learned about their plans to provide individualized assistance to a wide variety of clients.
Minister for Labor and Employment Mims Davies said:
For this reason, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) Jobcentre Plus is expanding its services throughout the United Kingdom, including in Newham.
I was thrilled to learn about the wonderful work that Newham’s Work Coaches are doing to improve the lives of their clients on a daily basis.
“Our Way to Work campaign is accelerating this excellent work,” says the government. “We are connecting claimants in our jobcentres to opportunities out there right now and working even more closely with employers to fill their vacancies.”
Adding to the 639 Jobcentres already in operation around the UK, the DWP announced the opening of a temporary office in Altitude earlier this year.
More people in East London will be able to benefit from the life-altering effects of individualized assistance in the form of “Work Coaches” because of the expansion.
One of the new hires at the Altitude Jobcentre is Syed Bukhare.
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