Maria Miller MP met for a catch up on developments with the M3 Job Club. The club helps those made redundant or looking to return to work.
The M3 Job Club, is a community-based charity made up of a voluntary group of experienced professionals who donate their time for free in support of members; The club aims to enable people to get into employment in a structured but informal environment.
The volunteers are from a variety of HR, coaching and people development backgrounds. The club is based in Basingstoke and meets weekly on a Friday and welcomes members from across Hampshire, Berkshire and Surrey.
Maria commented; “People can often feel very isolated when they are seeking work. The Team at the M3 Job Club provide not only invaluable practical support but ensure that you can go through the challenge of finding a job with someone by your side. The team also helps to provide members with the tools needed to cope with setbacks and build resilience. “
“Coronavirus has had significant and wide ranging effects on the economy, local businesses and jobs, alongside health and wellbeing. The Government’s furlough scheme will help the economy to get back on its feet more quickly as restrictions are eased. As a priority we need to focus on how we can get people back into work as quickly as possible. “
“The diverse nature of our local economy here in Basingstoke means we are not dependent on just one sector and are therefore more resilient. I welcome the “ Kickstart scheme” which provides funding to create new job placements for 16 to 24 year olds on Universal Credit. Employers of all sizes can apply for funding. We need to build an economy of the future, with a vision for good quality jobs.”