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Prospects event helps Londoners struggling with in-work poverty

14 August 2017

Prospects event helps Londoners  struggling with in-work poverty

Last Friday (4 August) Prospects hosted a huge job fest in London to improve work and employment outcomes for lower-earning residents in the City.

625,000 Londoners are facing an economic crisis which has overtaken unemployment, and that’s ‘in-work’ poverty. More and more workers are earning below £15,000 due to low wage jobs, zero hours contracts and part-time positions, putting them below the London Living Wage. This can have a dramatic effect on their financial security and well-being.

Prospects’ ‘Employment Plus Job Fest’ took place at Inspire in Walworth and was specifically aimed at people currently working in low paid employment but wanting to earn more.

Prospects colleagues were on hand throughout the day to encourage eligible clients to sign up to the Employment Plus programme which supports people with up-skilling and training in order to progress their careers and increase their wage-earning potential.

Shanzeeda Chowdhury, Employment Plus Partnership team leader for Prospects said; “I wanted to say a big thank you to the Job Fest team, we saw over 60 clients, many eligible for our programme and some unemployed who were directed to partners on the day.

It was a busy and very active day, so a warm thank you to everyone who attended and to our partners who supported the event, in particular Renaisi, In-Spire and NCS who also helped us support unemployed clients.”

For further information about Prospect’s Employment Plus programme please contact the dedicated team on; 0203 589 5075

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