UBC workers offered redundancy support

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PEOPLE recently made redundant from construction company UBC are being invited to a series of events to help them back in to employment.

It is hoped those affected will attend the Partnership Action for Continuing Employment (PACE) redundancy support event in Inverness on Wednesday 23 May and two further events will be held in the Western Isles (details to come shortly).

The event, organised by local PACE partners, will take place in Inverness College, Longman Road, Inverness from 6pm until 8pm and will include advice on benefits and tax credits, career guidance, supported job searches, advice on business start-ups, local training opportunities and alternative employment in the area.

Face to face help and advice will be on offer from organisations including Skills Development Scotland, Inverness College, Jobcentre Plus, Highland Council, Highlands & Islands Enterprise and HMRC. Local employers, employment agencies, Union representatives and training agencies will be on hand to offer support.

An invitation is extended to anyone in the area who has been affected by this redundancy.

Jane Weir of Skills Development Scotland, who helped organise this PACE event, said: “Dealing with redundancy can be a daunting experience. In order to respond to these tough times, and help those who have been made redundant, it is vital that we provide the workforce with the necessary support.

“Skills Development Scotland supported by national and local partners, delivers PACE, which is the Scottish Government’s national initiative for responding to redundancy situations.

“The local PACE team will work closely with people affected by redundancy in an aim to minimise the time they are out of work.”

You can also visit www.skillsdevelopmentscotland.co.uk  or call the national PACE redundancy support helpline on 0808 100 1855.