Vital lifeline for Birmingham jobseekers

By on 23/07/2009 in News

A Birmingham City Council service offering help, advice and training to jobseekers is currently attracting over 1,000 visitors a week.

Birmingham Central Library's Learning Centre is an impartial service offering information and advice on learning and work opportunities available throughout the region.

The Learning Centre offers a lifeline for a growing number of people across the City seeking work or looking to improve their career prospects.

A massive 55,000 people have visited the centre over the last 12 months and statistics show visitors come from across the city and the wider West Midlands region.

Launched in April 2002, the Learning Centre is a free service, open for 63 hours a week. In addition to providing information and advice on learning and work, the centre has a comprehensive job library, plus a range of self study resources to develop and brush up skills.  It is also a learndirect centre, focussing on Maths and English up to Level 2.

The centre offers a wide variety of services to jobseekers, including:

  • CV Surgery
  • IT resources
  • Training
  • Education

The Learning Centre is situated on the first floor of Birmingham Central Library.

It is open from 9am to 8pm (Mon - Fri) and 9am to 5pm (Sat)

Contact details
Tel: 0121 303 4306
Textphone: 0121 303 4547
E-mail: learning.centre@birmingham.gov.uk

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