MP sees jobs programme in action

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Amber Valley MP Nigel Mills paid a visit to Alfreton’s A4e branch to talk to the town’s jobseekers - in the run up to the borough’s first employment fair on September 6.

Conservative Mr Mills dropped in at the King Street office to see the progress being made on the Government led Work Programme, being delivered in Amber Valley by A4e on behalf of the Department for Work and Pensions.

The Work Programme, launched in June 2011, promises tailored support for jobseekers to gain employment.

Mr Mill said: “This programme is having a real, positive impact on my constituents’ lives. It’s part of our overall efforts to reform the welfare system and make sure that we’re there to support people who want to work hard and get on.”

Mr Mills sat in on an ‘enterprise awareness session’ for 18 to 24-year-olds and saw the branch’s Money Advice Service in action. Nick Griffiths of A4e Alfreton, said: “During the visit Nigel was keen to explore general performance and whether this was still on an upward trend.”