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November 29, 2011 4:30 PM

A free employment and skills work-shop still has places available, and is open to people of all ages and backgrounds. It will take place in the Trinity Centre in Maldon Road, Wallington, on Friday 9th December, between 10am and 4pm.

"Finding Work, Gaining New Skills via the Internet" aims to provide jobseekers with key skills, practical advice and support to help them find and secure work using a range of tools and techniques.

The workshop is being organised by local MP for Carshalton and Wallington, Tom Brake and recruitment consultants, The Plus Team. Tom said: "This event will be beneficial to all who attend. I understand that finding jobs can be challenging, and that applying for them is a confusing and nerve-wracking experience. I am confident that this very practical workshop will help dispel some of the worry and confusion that surrounds this process.

"It is important when searching for jobs to use all possible resources available, and the internet is now incredibly important in this process, as 8 out of 10 jobs are advertised in that medium. The event will help make attendees more employable using some simple techniques and the skills learnt will be invaluable throughout the rest of people's professional lives. I will be there in the afternoon to offer my support, and would strongly encourage anybody interested in finding work to come along."

The Mayor of Sutton, Councillor Gerry Jerome, will open the work-shop with a speech, in which he will highlight the importance of looking for work effectively, given the challenging nature of the current job market. He commented, "this event is a wonderful opportunity for local people to increase their chances of finding employment; and I hope that this free event will particularly help young people in Sutton, Carshalton and Wallington with youth employment at an all-time high. Sutton is a borough with a culturally diverse and talented population, and this event will aid people in realising their full potential."

This highly interactive and practical event includes helping attendees learn how best to promote themselves in the job market, either through social networking sites or the interview process as well getting lots of useful hints and tips on how to write and use a CV. It will have a comprehensive selection of free advice, guidance and support from partners such as Jobcentreplus, SCOLA and Age UK to help local people find work in what is a challenging marketplace.

Attendees should arrive at the Trinity Centre at 9.45am, fifteen minutes before the start, in order to register. The event is free, and there are still a few places left.Those wishing to attend should email their name and address to, or alternatively call Tom's constituency office on 020 8255 8155.

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