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100 unemployed people to get help every week

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Local Action Acton are funding a new job centre which is expected to help 100 unemployed people each week.

The local charity promotes economic and community regeneration in W3.

The Swainson Road Job Search Project will include seven staff and volunteers. There will be 14 state-of-the-art computers available to help people get back into work.

The project, costing £70,000, is due to be open five days a week and is a short distance from the Jobcentre Plus in Armstrong Road (on the opposite side of the Vale) visited by Gordon Brown weeks before the general election.

John Blackmore, Chief Executive of Action Acton, said it is an important and timely project. He said: "We wanted to provide high quality resources for disadvantaged unemployed people and with the office staff, advice and guidance for the residents of the Ealing and Hammersmith and Fulham boroughs, we feel this will be a really good set up.

"Given the current situation with unemployment, this will be a great benefit to local people and as a local charity, we feel it's important to provide a very high standard of professional service for those people who are out of work. Often, unemployed people feel down and we hope that when they walk into this new place, they will feel 20 times better."

The Swainson Road Job Search Project will be open to people who have registered with Action Acton or those referred by the Job Centre.

Sessions with advisers can be booked and the charity is also providing free basic IT training for job seekers.

June 25, 2010