Macclesfield’s new Jobcentre Plus was officially opened by local MP, David Rutley, Minister for Welfare Delivery at the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).
The Jobcentre, on Pickford Street, opened its doors in December – matching local jobseekers to the latest work opportunities. Additionally, every Universal Credit customer is supported by a dedicated DWP work coach – 17 of which are based in Macclesfield.
Mr Rutley spoke to new work coaches based at the site, hearing more about their exciting work to help customers in the area to find their next role.
David said: “What always inspires me, is seeing the positive difference our jobcentres make to the lives of so many individuals every day.
“It has been a privilege to see this in action today at the new jobcentre here in Macclesfield, where work coaches are delivering a high quality and tailored service to everyjobseeker, so they can take advantage of the wide range of support on offer through the Government’s multi-billion-pound Plan for Jobs.
“Our work coaches go above and beyond to help jobseekers no matter their circumstances, guiding them towards new work and upskilling opportunities to have brighter futures.”
The Silkworks Macclesfield Jobcentre Plus is one of the new temporary sites announced by the DWP last year, building on the existing 639 Jobcentres across the UK.
The additional space will accommodate new Work Coaches recruited in Macclesfield, helping more people to transform their lives through tailored employment support.