Exeter Works city centre advice hub, which has been created to support people looking for work in Exeter and the surrounding area, as part of post-pandemic economic recovery plans, has opened its doors to the public.
Exeter Works, a partnership between Exeter City Council and Exeter Chamber of Commerce, has joined with Devon County Council to provide a space where people searching for a job will be able to obtain face-to-face information and support. The hub, in Princesshay, will also offer opportunities for businesses to advertise vacancies and training opportunities.
Young people aged 16-24 will benefit from their own dedicated service, Youth Hub Devon, with specialist support and information available on employment, training and learning opportunities.
David Bartram, Director, Exeter City Council said: “Through our collaboration and working with our incredible sponsors and partner organisations we believe this joined up and proactive approach will be key to supporting people who are looking for work and help Exeter to build back better.”
Keri Denton,, Devon County Council said: “By bringing these organisations together we can offer a one stop shop for young people who have lost their jobs due to the impact of the pandemic, or are moving out of education and in to the world of work for the first time.”
Clodagh Murphy, Chair of Exeter Chamber of Commerce, said: “Exeter Works is an example of the fantastic work which can be achieved through collaboration – something that we are very good at here in Exeter.”
Due to covid restrictions, visitors will initially need to book appointments. To do this, and for more information, visit www.exeterworks.org/book-an-appointment