Saturday, 21 October 2017

IKEA OPEN DAY ON MONDAY 23 OCTOBER 10 - 2 at DARNALL FORUM

For immediate use

Following recent publicity, on Radio Sheffield and in The Star newspaper, that not enough local people were getting jobs at the new IKEA store, local councillors have moved swiftly to help residents in Darnall Ward to get help with the application process.

Councillors Mazher Iqbal, Mary Lea and Zahira Naz are helping to fund an open day at Darnall Forum, next-door to Darnall Post Office, on Monday 23 October from 10 till 2. The current vacancies are mainly for jobs in the new IKEA call centre, which will be based in the Sheffield store, however there will also be advice about how to apply for future vacancies in the store itself. 

There has been  unprecedented  interest in the open day, with 1,493 people looking at at our original Facebook post about it and another 806 reached by a follow-up post of Facebook yesterday. All of the 32 slots are now taken but residents of Darnall Ward can still drop in for advice just in case one of the people we have booked in for an advice slot doesn't turn up. 

The advisers are all from JobCentre Plus and have lots of experience of what IKEA are looking for and how to apply. There will be extra support for people who receive JSA or ESA, but anyone who lives in Darnall can ask for a slot with one of the advisers.
ENDS
For further information Neil Bishop, Manager, Darnall Forum
E neil@darnall.org.uk M 07800 536642

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