A CHARITY supporting jobseekers across South Tyneside will help even more people out of the dole queue after moving into new headquarters.
South Tyneside TEN has transferred from Fowler Street, South Shields, to the town’s Market Dock.
The new premises were officially opened by South Shields MP Emma Lewell-Buck.
The move, which was made possible through a Big Lottery Reaching Communities Grant, has enabled TEN to improve its services and resources for its clients and partners in the borough. Chris Clarke, chairman of TEN, said: “It is a great step forward for TEN to move into larger and more modern premises and we were delighted to welcome Emma Lewell-Buck to tell her about TEN’s work, helping unemployed residents of the borough to find and keep employment.”
Hazel McCallion, TEN’s chief executive, said: “We spent the past year looking for premises which would give us the space to develop and grow the business, and which would offer improved resources for those clients who are looking for employment or need support on their route to employment.”
Launched in 1994, TEN delivers information, advice and guidance to jobless people in South Tyneside.
During the past year, more than 1,000 new clients have registered for help and, despite the impact of the recession, clients are successfully finding work.
Many do so by updating their CVs, improving their interview techniques and developing their skills through a range of training courses.
The charity expects demand for its services to continue to increase, and remains confident it can meet rising demand.
South Tyneside TEN is based at units 9 and 10, Waverley Business Park, Market Dock, South Shields.
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