Campaign to get East Dunbartonshire working again launched

Get East Dunbartonshire Working,'East Dunbartonshire Campus,'Jo Swinson with Speakers, left to right Roseanne Ellison, Robert Wilson, Jo Swinson, Claire Burns, Jim Hastings, Rachel McLoughlin and Lorraine Chrichton.'Photo by Paul Mc Sherry 28th April 2012.
Get East Dunbartonshire Working,'East Dunbartonshire Campus,'Jo Swinson with Speakers, left to right Roseanne Ellison, Robert Wilson, Jo Swinson, Claire Burns, Jim Hastings, Rachel McLoughlin and Lorraine Chrichton.'Photo by Paul Mc Sherry 28th April 2012.

A NEW campaign to find 100 local jobs or training opportunities in 100 days was launched this week by local MP Jo Swinson.

The MP was joined by local businesses leaders, training providers, representatives from Skills Development Scotland and the local job centre to promote the ‘Get East Dunbartonshire Working’ challenge and help provide more jobs in the area.

Little Gems in Milngavie, Westerton Care Home and Eagle Lodge pledged to take part and more companies can follow their example by calling Jo Swinson’s office on 0141 762 2209.

Ms Swinson said: “I wanted to support local people who are unemployed and provide training opportunities to get them back into work.

“These types of opportunities can make a huge difference in someone’s life. It can also be a great catalyst for business growth, tapping into new talent and potential. With the government programmes available it makes good business sense for companies to get involved.

“This challenge is good for local businesses, good for those out of work and good for our community.”

Robert Wilson of Robert Wilson Decorators said: “It was a fantastic event and very successful. I had business owners who weren’t even at the event get in touch to see how they could be involved.”

BACK TO WORK . . . at the successful event (left to right) are Roseanne Ellison, Robert Wilson, Jo Swinson, Claire Burns, Jim Hastings and Rachel McLoughlin and Lorraine Chrichton. (Ref: M20622a)