Event to support W J Harte workers

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HUNDREDS of people recently made redundant from Bothwell-based construction company W J Harte are being invited to an event to help them back in to employment.

Partnership Action for Continuing Employment (PACE) is holding a redundancy support event on Monday, January 23.

The event, led by Skills Development Scotland, will take place in Hamilton at South Lanarkshire Council’s Banqueting Suite, Almada Street.

It will run from 11am-2pm and includes advice on benefits and tax credits, career guidance, supported job searches, advice on business start-ups, local training opportunities and alternative employment in the area.

Face to face help and advice will be on offer from organisations including Skills Development Scotland, Jobcentre Plus, Business Gateway and Routes to Work.

An invitation is extended to anyone in the area who is facing redundancy or who has recently been made redundant.

Michael Cummins, chairman of PACE Lanarkshire, said: “Dealing with redundancy can be a daunting experience. In order to respond to these tough times, and help those who have been made redundant, it is vital that we provide the workforce with the necessary support.

“Skills Development Scotland supported by national and local partners, delivers PACE, which is the Scottish Government’s national strategic framework for responding to redundancy situations.

“The local PACE team will work closely with people affected by redundancy in an aim to minimise the time they are out of work.”

You can also visit www.skillsdevelopmentscotland.co.uk  or call the national PACE redundancy support helpline on 0808 100 1855.

For more about W J Harte going into administration see January 19 edition of Bellshill Speaker