Walsall’s job-seekers can now receive access to advice and support at Walsall Town Centre Travel Shop in St Paul’s Bus Station.
The service from the council’s award-winning Walsall Works Team has been set up thanks to a partnership between Walsall Council, National Express and Transport for the West Midlands (TfWM).
The team offers professional support to improve employability skills and find the right job or apprenticeship for clients.
TfWM, part of the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA), is keen to make more use of its bus station.
Cllr Ian Ward, leader of Birmingham City Council and WMCA portfolio lead for transport said: “Our bus stations are well used community facilities in the centres of our towns and cities and we are happy to work with partners to see them used in innovative ways.
“As a result of our collaboration with Walsall Council people will now be able to get employment advice and support in a convenient and easily accessible location.”
Waslall Bus Station is currently undergoing a £680,000 refurbishment including new cycle facilities, information boards and a facelift.
The Job Club service is available from the St. Paul's Bus Station Travel Shop, weekday mornings 9.00am - 1.00pm
Cllr Adrian Andrew, deputy leader of Walsall Council said:
“Walsall Council is already working with TfWM to ensure we benefit as a borough from an effective transport system that meets the economic and environmental needs of the West Midlands.
“The launch of the Walsall Works Job Club in the bus station highlights the essential link between good transport links and economic wellbeing, as well as making better use of a public space so that our residents receive a range of support when hopping on the bus.
“I'd like to thank TfWM and National Express for their support”
Walsall Works have also launched Job Clubs in all its libraries and a number of community venues across the Walsall borough. To receive information and a timetable contact 01922 654353 or email email@example.com
Jobseekers from across the borough are encouraged to attend regardless of age, work experience or personal circumstances.