Workways helps 1403 people in three years
New figures show that the Neath Port Talbot team of the South
West Workways project has helped 1403 people into work since April
This equates to over 50% of participants who have left the
project. In the month of November 2012 alone, 77 people in Neath
Port Talbot found employment with the support of Workways.
South West Workways provides economically inactive and
unemployed people with support to overcome the obstacles which
prevent them from finding employment. Participants are helped with
job applications, CVs, interview technique and access to training.
The project is backed with £12.6 million from the European Social
Fund through the Welsh Government.
The Workways team also work closely with local businesses,
helping them with their recruitment.
Since 2009, Workways has had contact with 2035 businesses in
Neath Port Talbot. Acting on behalf of companies, Workways
advertises vacancies to its pool of job ready participants,
shortlists suitable candidates, organises recruitment days and
explores business support avenues.
One area of recruitment support which Workways provides is
Temporary Job Opportunities. Participants are matched with a
company, helping them gain the vital experience needed to find long
This element of the project is particularly successful as over
77% of participants who undertake a temporary job move into
permanent employment at the end of their contract.
Councillor Ali Thomas, Leader of Neath Port Talbot Council said:
"Workways in Neath Port Talbot continues to go from strength to
strength. New figures show 1,403 people have gone into work
since April 2009. These new figures are evidence of the
impact that Workways is having in tackling unemployment in Neath
Port Talbot. Many congratulations to all concerned."