MP Richard Drax meets young unemployed people

Dorset Echo: FACT-FINDING: Richard Drax at the Weymouth College-run Job Club FACT-FINDING: Richard Drax at the Weymouth College-run Job Club

SOUTH Dorset MP Richard Drax headed to Weymouth to talk to unemployed people in the town.

Weymouth College principal Liz Myles welcomed Mr Drax to the college-run Weymouth and Portland Job Club in St Mary Street.

The Club provides unemployed people across the borough with personal and professional advice and support, in order to help job seekers back in to work as quickly as possible.

During his visit, the South Dorset MP met with some of the jobseekers and given a tour of the facilities.

Attendees can use the on-site IT facilities to search and apply for work and can access guidance on CV writing, help with drafting letters of application, interview preparations and much more.

Mr Drax said: “I am very impressed with the College’s Job Club, which judging by the number of attendees is very much needed.

“I congratulate Weymouth College and the staff here for doing all they can to help those who want to work.

“Equally, I must congratulate those who attend because they want to work, which must be the way forward.”

The Job Club is held every Thursday at 106 St Mary Street.

On average around 30-40 job-seekers attend each week.

During the period of October 2012 to August 2013, a 175 people attended and 46 of these found employment.

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10:07am Sun 19 Jan 14

smilealoft44 says...

Sure sign elections near. When was the last time he came to WEYMOUTH?
Iwonder out of the 46 people getting jobs how many were long term and how many paid more than the M/WAGE.
Sure sign elections near. When was the last time he came to WEYMOUTH? Iwonder out of the 46 people getting jobs how many were long term and how many paid more than the M/WAGE. smilealoft44

10:13am Sun 19 Jan 14

Dave Aitch says...

Mr Drax did attend one of the Weymouth Bike Nights last year. I was there and we spoke about several subjects including fuel tax. His assistant took my name, address and telephone number....strangely, never heard anything from their offices since. Must of been something I said.
Mr Drax did attend one of the Weymouth Bike Nights last year. I was there and we spoke about several subjects including fuel tax. His assistant took my name, address and telephone number....strangely, never heard anything from their offices since. Must of been something I said. Dave Aitch

10:42am Sun 19 Jan 14

Top Gear says...

There is no excuse not to have a job. Its just laziness. Looking on the Echo website jobs section, it says 594 jobs in and around Weymouth.
There is no excuse not to have a job. Its just laziness. Looking on the Echo website jobs section, it says 594 jobs in and around Weymouth. Top Gear

11:51am Sun 19 Jan 14

JamesYoung says...

Top Gear wrote:
There is no excuse not to have a job. Its just laziness. Looking on the Echo website jobs section, it says 594 jobs in and around Weymouth.
Until relatively recently i would have absolutely agreed with you.
However, there were 380 applicants for 10 jobs at a Dorchester pet store recently.
If you are young, don't have a work history, or possibly are now being forced to find work for the first time because of benefit changes, i think it is very tough out there.
[quote][p][bold]Top Gear[/bold] wrote: There is no excuse not to have a job. Its just laziness. Looking on the Echo website jobs section, it says 594 jobs in and around Weymouth.[/p][/quote]Until relatively recently i would have absolutely agreed with you. However, there were 380 applicants for 10 jobs at a Dorchester pet store recently. If you are young, don't have a work history, or possibly are now being forced to find work for the first time because of benefit changes, i think it is very tough out there. JamesYoung

11:53am Sun 19 Jan 14

Dave Aitch says...

It's not so good when you are in your late 50s either.
It's not so good when you are in your late 50s either. Dave Aitch

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