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Project 365: Employers Urged to Support Work Clubs

Are you an employer looking to make a difference?

Attending a Work or Enterprise Club provides the perfect opportunity to share your experience and support your community.

Work Clubs aim to help local people make the most of local knowledge and resources available, and ultimately gain employment. They are open to everyone and give unemployed people (or those looking for another job) a place to meet and exchange skills, find opportunities, make contacts, share experiences, and receive the support they need to help them into work. Members swap ideas and also invite guest speakers who have pledged their time to come in and talk to them.

Enterprise Clubs provide a forum for individuals who are thinking about setting up their own business. They can share ideas and receive expert advice from local business people. They can exist in their own right, or as part of a Work Club, with guest speakers focusing on financial, legal and business advice and support available to budding entrepreneurs.

Pooling local knowledge and resources is a great way to help people into work or start up their own business. We are looking for employers to pledge time or resources to support these clubs. This may involve practical support such as providing refreshments or the sponsorship of a mobile phone for use during sessions, or professional support such as visiting a club to offer first hand advice on relevant topics related to work and/or enterprise.

If this is something that you would be interested in getting involved with please visit the
Project 365 website for more information or email: if@rjc35ogunopoet6.r.k.