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PLANS TO GET UNEMPLOYED LONDONERS

PLANS TO GET UNEMPLOYED LONDONERS BACK INTO WORK STEP UP A GEAR

Plans to get unemployed Londoners back into work are being stepped up by online career planning and jobsearch service Careerplan4.me, which has a contract with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to deliver its programme across the city.

The organisation is delivering information packs to Job Centres across London, using a Mega e-City electric vehicle to underline its commitment to cut the cost and improve the efficiency of career planning and job hunting, and to boost greener ways of working.

To this end, the orange emissions-free Mega electric vehicle, which costs around 2p per mile to run, has been branded with the strapline Helping people back to work without costing the earth.

Richard Banks, director of CareerPlan4.me, said: Our service is designed to help people take control of their own careers, and it gives them the tools to do this at no cost.

Part of our remit is help people to tap into the emerging low carbon industries, taking up jobs and setting up businesses that will help the UK to develop its economy whilst also meeting environmental targets.

We also want to encourage everyone to work in a more environmentally friendly way, for example by reducing the numbers of people making long daily commutes.

Job hunters access the CareerPlan service via Job Centres or online, for a range of tools that help them to hone their cvs, brush up their interview skills, access job listings and network.

It is being promoted online and virally, including a blog in which people are invited to spot the branded orange electric Mega e-City, dubbed Poppy, on its travels around London. A donation will be made by CareerPlan4.me on behalf of successful spotters to the Royal British Legions Poppy Appeal. This charity has been selected because the electric vehicle was handed over to CareerPlan4.me on Armistice Day.

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