Work underway on exciting new 'Jobs Hub' development in Bedford town centre
Work is now underway on the Jobs Hub – a unique
and new approach to helping people find work and training
opportunities in Bedford Borough.
The Jobs Hub will help residents of all ages who
are unemployed, looking for new skills, have entrepreneurial
aspirations or those who are still in education and deciding on
their next step.
The Jobs Hub is believed to be the first centre
of its kind in the country and will make it easier for residents to
get direct access to employment opportunities, training and
enterprise support as well as helping services to directly engage
with local people.
Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson, said:
“The Jobs Hub is an exciting new approach to linking residents with
training and job opportunities in Bedford Borough.
“It will bring all the advice, guidance and
support residents need to make that next step, all under one roof
in a convenient town centre location. It will be staffed by trained
professionals who can offer individual help and advice to anyone on
finding their next job, developing their skills or pursuing a new
or growing business...
“Refurbishment work is underway and I look
forward to the Jobs Hub opening this summer, providing real support
to local residents”
Some of the services on offer at the Jobs Hub
Advice about education and training options, including
with job skills including CV writing, job applications and
Access to job vacancies
Appointments with training providers
Business start-up workshops and enterprise coaching
with volunteering opportunities
Signposting to other services to help with specific issues, such as
housing, health, benefit or debt advice
The Jobs Hub is funded by the Bedford Borough
Partnership and Jobcentre Plus and will be located in the former
Connexions building on Greyfriars in Bedford town centre and is
expected to open in June/July 2012.
To enable works to take place the Connexions
drop in centre will be closed for approximately 4 weeks. A
temporary drop in service will instead be operated at Bedford
Central Library during the following times:
Monday 10am – 4:30pm
Tuesday 10am – 4:30pm
Wednesday 10am –
Thursday 10am – 1:00pm
Friday 10am – 4:00pm