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Workways Partnership sees job creation GROW

14 August 2012

With work continuing at a pace on Harbour Way, many new jobs are being created and filled locally, thanks to a partnership with Neath Port Talbot Council’s Workways team.

To date, 34 people local to the County Borough have been helped back into employment through the Harbour Way project from office staff to labourers.

The Workways team have worked closely with Costain to identify job opportunities before matching suitable people to each post. The partnership approach has been a success and this will be a major factor for the ongoing recruitment plans.  

Eric Doherty joined the Harbour Way team as an operative in March after being unemployed for 8 months.  He said “Workways helped me get work ready by offering help, guidance and support and even helped with job searches, which is how I secured the position at Harbour Way.  Being back in work has given me my independence back as I am earning my own money again.”

Leader of Neath Port Talbot Council, Ali Thomas said, “Creating local job opportunities is a key priority for the council, and it is vital that we maximise the benefits that large projects such as Harbour Way present. I am very pleased to see that the collaboration between Workways and Costain is working so well to deliver these opportunities.”

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