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Lancaster and Morecambe Trades Union Council

David Barnes (Secretary), Lancaster & Morecambe TUC, 178A Lancaster Road, Morecambe LA4 5QP. Tel.: 07985 762573. Umbrella group for trade union branches to discuss and campaign on political and employment issues. Also operates resource centre for trade unions and public groups. 

Work Club

Repeats every week every Wednesday until Wed Jun 27 2018. Wednesday, January 3, 2018 - 09:15 to 12:15 at Lancaster Library, Lancaster LA1 1HY

Citizens' Advice Bureau

87 King Street, Lancaster, Lancashire LA1 1RH. Oban House, 87-89 Queen Street, Morecambe, Lancashire LA4 5EN. Telephone Advice: 01524 400400. North Lancashire Citizens Advice Bureau relies on volunteers to deliver the service, which aims to provide the advice people need for the problems they face. 

Government set to force unemployed to accept "Zero Hours Contract" jobs

7/5/14: Local job seekers in Lancaster and Morecambe could be facing further misery in their hunt for a living wage after it was revealed that the government is planning to force people who are out of work to take zero hours contract jobs, or face losing their benefit.

North West employers in line for Employment Allowance cashback

4/4/14: An estimated 137,000 business owners in the North West will be able to benefit from a new government initiative which allows employers to reduce their National Insurance costs by up to £2,000 a year.

New Creative Apprenticeships for two Lancaster arts companies announced

6/3/14: More than 30 creative apprenticeships and internships will be created for young people across Lancashire - including two in Lancaster – thanks to a successful bid for £90,000 of National Lottery funding from Arts Council England. The news comes during National Apprenticeships Week, co-ordinated by the National Apprenticeship Service, designed to celebrate Apprenticeships and the positive impact...

Chamber of Commerce celebrates Apprenticeship event success

7/2/14: Lancaster District Chamber of Commerce is celebrating the success of its first Apprenticeship focused event on Friday 31st January. The business organisation says the event, which was held at GVS Filter Technology UK in Morecambe, was a huge success and attracted 20 businesses from the district, and bodes well for its support of National Apprenticeship Week in March.

Lancashire's free travel scheme to help young jobless extended

1/11/13: Young people in Lancashire who are not in employment, education or training will continue to travel free on public transport, until March 2017.

Lancaster NEETs 'Activ8' their employment prospects

31/7/13: A group of nine young people from Lancaster who are not in employment, education or training have successfully completed a course that has helped them to improve their chances of finding a job. Activ8 is a three-day per week, six-week training program.

Unemployment up in Lancaster

17/4/13: Figures from the Labour Market Survey released today reveal that unemployment in Lancashire has gone up again, with Burnley, Lancaster and Fleetwood and Preston suffering the most. Across the UK, the figures also indicated the employment rate for those aged from 16 to 64 was 71.4%, virtually unchanged from September to November 2012 but up 0.9 percentage points from a year earlier.

Lancaster University in Top Ten for employable graduates

17/8/12: Lancaster University is in the top ten universities for employment after graduation according to figures from the Higher Education Statistical Agency. In total, over 94 per cent of graduates from 2010/11 were in a job or further study six months after graduation, above the benchmark figure from Hesa of 91 per cent.

Teens invited to join latest police cadet course

22/5/12: Teenagers who want to do something proactive with their spare time are being urged to sign up for the next voluntary police cadets course.

Lancaster Real-ale prize pub seeks new champions

5/3/12: An award-winning Lancaster pub, famous for its wide selection of cask ales and a friendly atmosphere, is on the hunt for a food-loving Lancashire couple to safeguard its future as a cask-ale mecca. Situated on St.

Seeds for Change seek new co-op member

7/9/11: Local worker's co-op Seeds for Change is looking for a new member, so if you're an activist and an anarchist and want to facilitate workshops and create training resources for other activists, then you might be who they're looking for. The Seeds For Change Network is a non-profit training and support co-op helping people organise for action and positive social change.

Campaign to get graduates to work abroad launched by government

7/2/11: Working in local government? Worried your job is at risk thanks to ConDem cuts in public spending? Well, there's good news - rather than spend money on creating or maintaining jobs for people in work here, instead, the Government is spending money encouraging you to go and be a civil servant in Europe! No, really.

Lancaster Employability Event announced

27/1/11: Help Direct, a service designed to provide local people with practical support, is running an Employability Event in Lancaster next week. If you are you out of work, facing redundancy or fancy a career change, Help Direct's 50 Forward team is holding a free employment event for all ages in The Borough on Dalton Square, in response to increasing numbers of redundancies in the area.

Sainsbury's Morecambe employs 270, but fears for other local jobs remain

5/11/10: Sainsbury's has announced that nearly 300 new jobs have been created in the area as the result of its new Morecambe superstore, but its long term impact on local employment may not be so positive.

Going Self Employed? Before You Begin...

18/1/10: Business support provider Enterprise4all are hosting a workshop aimed at people who are considering self-employment on 26th January. It's free of charge and each delegate receives an 'Essential Business' workbook, and will address questions such as: • Are you ready to run your own business? • What is your business idea? • Will there be enough customers? • Who else is doing it?

Sustainable Solutions company seeks Local Food Project Worker

21/9/09: LESS (Local & Effective Sustainable Solutions), a Community Interest Company set up to promote sustainable living in the Lancaster area, seeks a Local Food Project Worker. Here are the details.

Environment Jobs A-Plenty if Council Went Green?

10/7/09: If Lancaster City Council insulated buildings and fitted green energy in the Lancaster area, it could create 64 jobs as well as slashing climate-changing emissions, according to independent research released by North Lancashire Friends of the Earth recently.