Soha partners with MyWorkSearch to help tenants find new jobs
Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Communities, Universal Credit
Soha is seeking to help tenants ‘thrive not just survive’ and has invested in an on-line jobseekers’ toolkit matching individuals’ skills to specific jobs and making finding a job much easier.
MyWorkSearch offers some excellent benefits to tenants, helping them to develop a CV, learn how to search for jobs at a pace which suits them and target their job hunting more effectively. Whether they are in work, facing redundancy or not yet on the job ladder, this service will help them deliver good quality applications on-line.
Soha is also making sure that trained staff are on hand from across the organisation to help tenants use the service and support them as individuals or in groups.
This activity builds on training delivered in the previous year that helped younger tenants find work in customer facing services. The group at the time identified writing CVs and preparing for interview as the main barriers to employment.
Chris Irons, Communications and Resident Involvement Manager for Soha, comments, “I think it its vital during this era of welfare reform that we can offer this IT-enabled service to our tenants ahead of the widespread introduction of Universal Credit.’’
If you would like to find out more about Soha’s MyWorkSearch service, please visit www.soha.co.uk or call Soha on 01235 515 900.
Notes to editors
1) Soha Housing manages 5,600 local homes across Oxfordshire and surrounding districts and has an award-winning commitment to involving residents in driving service improvement.
2) Soha aims to be “excellent at providing and managing affordable homes and services in communities where people want to live.”
3) If you would like more information, please contact Chris Irons, Communications and Resident Involvement Manager, on 01235 515900 or email@example.com.