15 May 2012
It is hoped those affected will attend the Partnership Action for
Continuing Employment (PACE) redundancy support event being
held on Wednesday 23 May.
The event, organised by local PACE partners, will take place in
Inverness College, Longman Road, Inverness from 6pm until 8pm and
will include advice on benefits and tax credits, career guidance,
supported job searches, advice on business start-ups, local
training opportunities and alternative employment in the area.
Face to face help and advice will be on offer from organisations
including Skills Development Scotland, Inverness College, Jobcentre
Plus, Highland Council, Highlands & Islands Enterprise and
HMRC. Local employers, employment agencies, Union representatives
and training agencies will be on hand to offer support.
An invitation is extended to anyone in the area who has been
affected by this redundancy.
Jane Weir of Skills Development Scotland, who helped organise
this PACE event, said: "Dealing with redundancy can be a daunting
experience. In order to respond to these tough times, and help
those who have been made redundant, it is vital that we provide the
workforce with the necessary support.
"Skills Development Scotland supported by national and local
partners, delivers PACE, which is the Scottish Government's
national initiative for responding to redundancy
"The local PACE team will work closely with people affected
by redundancy in an aim to minimise the time they are out of
You can also visit www.skillsdevelopmentscotland.co.uk
or call the national PACE redundancy support helpline on 0808 100