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CV skills under spotlight at new courses

By Alan Beresford

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JOBSEEKERS are being offered the chance to brush up on their CV skills thanks to courses being run by the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP).

Two CV sessionsare due to be held on Wednesday, August 21, one at Elgin Jobcentre and the other at Forres.

The former course is due to run from 10.30am-12 noon, the latter from 2pm to 3pm.

Those interested in one of these sessions should speak to their DWP work coach in the first instance as the courses are not drop-in.

The DWP are constantly running a series of courses for customers covering a wide range of different employment opportunities.

For more information, those interested should speak to the DWP work coaches

Meanwhile, the latest figures from the DWP showing the numbers of people unemployed and claiming benefits such as Universal Credit and Jobseeker’s Allowance, have been released.

For the Moray local authority area, the claimant count for May stands at 1634, of which some 364 are in the 18-24 age bracket.

This represents a rise of 99, or six per cent, over this period last year. Of the 99 people listed in the statistics as unemployed and claiming benefits, 49 are in the18-24 age group.

Over the same period, the Scotland-wide statistics fell by one per cent, to 114,398.

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