Highgate youngsters looking for work can check out Haringey Youth Space
By poppy_smith | Sunday, November 18, 2012, 18:05
Are you aged 16- 24 and looking for work? Then check out new jobs live on Haringey Youth Space.
If you are under 24, living in Haringey and looking for work - or you know someone who is - then take a look at the jobs pages on Haringey council's dedicated Youth Space website (external link).
Every month the pages are updated with the latest jobs available through the Jobs for Haringey programme. The current crop includes roles and apprenticeships in admin, retail, sales, beauty, engineering and lots more.
Jobs for Haringey was launched by the council in May to tackle the unemployment crisis head on. Under the scheme, residents who are not working full time or in full-time education can get practical advice and one-to-one support from employment advisers to help find and apply for jobs.
Jobs for Haringey also boasts a popular Jobs Fund that offers a 4k wage subsidy for employers to support new job creation. At present 19 Haringey residents have secured jobs with four employers and a further nine employers are contracted to deliver a further 57 jobs in Phase 1. The target is to support 300 new jobs opportunities.
Jobs fund roles are prioritised, but not restricted, to young people aged 16-24, who are facing particular challenges finding work and all roles are offered at the London living wage.
Cllr Joe Goldberg Cabinet Member Finance and Carbon Reduction said "The Youth Space site is a great source of info on issues affecting young people in the borough. We know that concerns about jobs and unemployment are high on young people's agenda which is why there is a dedicated jobs section."Not only is this section useful for looking at training opportunities and for signposting young people to how they can get support to find work, there is now a direct link to all the opportunities out there in the borough and beyond. "There are a range of roles and a mixture of full and part time work so that young parents can get (back) into work"