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Glasgow, Lanarkshire & East Dunbartonshire

Glasgow, Lanarkshire and East Dunbartonshire (GLED) has 24 Jobcentre Plus offices and covers 4 Local Authority areas which are Glasgow, East Dunbartonshire, North Lanarkshire and South Lanarkshire.

Labour Market 
JSA register across GLED is currently (October 2012) just over 45,000 people. This figure has stayed fairly static as far as a year on year comparison indicates, however there is movement as each month around 6000 people leave the register and 6,000 come on to the register.

Key recruiting sectors are Contact Centre, Care, Hospitality and Retail

Key Contacts within District
Val McGrory: External Relations Manager, Glasgow, 0141 800 3776
Liz Campbell: External Relations Manager, Lanarkshire/ East Dunbartonshire, 0141 843 5505

Local approaches to employability

  • Improve the chances of claimants securing work by facilitating the connection with employers.
  • Promoting Universal Jobmatch to employers
  • Promoting Get Britain Working initiatives to employers.
  • External Relations, Partnership and Employer Engagement Managers build relationships with organisations which add value to the business and are targeted towards helping claimants back to work.
  • Partnership approach also involves building awareness and skills with our partners so that all of the welfare reform messages are received consistently and timely.

Provision 
There is a range of provision (both contracted and non contracted) tailored to meet claimant needs to help them with the support they need to get back to work. Provision is put into place where gaps and needs are identified e.g ESOL, IT basic skills.

Links to related websites for information