New housing regeneration project offers jobs to local people

Job fairs will be held in the three areas of the new housing regeneration project in Little London, Beeston Hill and Holbeck next week.

As part of the commitment to ensure local people get local jobs, sc4l in partnership with Leeds City Council, Construction Housing Yorkshire, Re’new and Job Centre Plus are holding three drop in employment events across the project areas.

The job fairs will be held across various dates next week in the following locations;

Monday 21 October 2013 2pm to 7pm

St. Matthews Community Centre, St. Matthews Street, Holbeck, LS11 9NR

Thursday 24 October 2013 2pm to 7pm

Tiger 11, Beeston Road, Beeston, LS11 8ND

Tuesday 29 October 2013 2pm to 7pm

Carlton Croft meeting Room, Carlton Gardens, Little London, LS7 1HF

The first three and a half years of the project focuses on refurbishment to existing council homes and the building of new homes which will bring about opportunities for apprenticeships, work experience and work placements, all beginning in January 2014.

Alongside the employment fairs, an event around the new council homes to be built will take place on Thursday 24 October at Tiger 11, Beeston Road from 2pm until 7pm with the plans and computer generated images of the new homes to be built across eight sites all available for people to view.

Councillor Peter Gruen, Leeds City Council executive board member with responsibility for neighbourhoods, planning and support services said:

“As part of the housing regeneration project, it is vitally important that we use the opportunity to help local people get into work.

“There are plenty of opportunities open for people of all ages and skill levels, and I would advise local people to attend these fairs to gain a better understanding of what employment there is on offer.”

Councillor Lucinda Yeadon, Leeds City Council executive board member with responsibility for leisure and skills said:

“Local jobs for local people is so important for a city, and as a council we are working hard with our partners to make sure opportunities are made available, especially with large scale projects such as this one.

“I would encourage any local people interested in opportunities to regenerate their local area to attend one of the job fairs to see what is on offer.”

Jon Hinchliff, sc4L General Manager said:

“We are looking forward to the up-coming job fairs as they will provide a further opportunity in the delivery of the wider regeneration aims of Leeds City Council, sc4L and our delivery partners Keepmoat.”

To register interest for vacancies on the day or for further information email admin@construction-yorkshire.org.uk or call Tel: 0113 881 4810


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