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is running at libraries across Wigan and Leigh to support people in securing their dream job. From writing a CV to boosting interview skills, the sessions offer a raft of help to job hunters like Julie Bradshaw. Julie, aged 41, visited the WorkClub at Hindley Library for five weeks before being offered a new job at Greenhalgh's bakery. She said: “I did already have a job and thought there may be some stigma because I wasn't out of work but it wasn't like that at all. We were all people in the same situation - for one reason or another we were looking for work - and everyone was so supportive of each other. “Before I went to WorkClub, I only had a hard copy of my CV and applying for jobs online was a real barrier for me. WorkClub taught me how to put my CV onto a memory stick which made things so much easier, and I also learned some valuable computer skills and tips for searching for jobs online.

WorkClub takes place at …. Leigh Library, Mondays, 10am-12 noon; Tuesdays, 2pm-3.30pm for people aged 18-24 (01942 404 404) Wigan Library, Mondays, 2pm to 4pm (01942 827 619) Standish Library, Mondays, 2.30pm - 4.30pm (01257 400 496) Golborne Library, Thursdays, 10.30am - 11.30am (01942 777 800) Ashton Library, Thursdays, 2pm to 4pm (01942 727 119) Hindley Library, Thursdays, 2pm to 4pm (01942 255 287) Marsh Green Library, Fridays, 1pm - 3pm (01942 760 041)

“Before I knew it, I had been invited for two different job interviews and ended up being offered the job at Greenhalgh's where I'm now working as a sales assistant and have just passed my baking assessment. It was an amazing feeling when I got the job and I'm so much happier now. “I'd encourage anyone who feels WorkClub could help them to go along. It's helpful, the people are friendly, and it can really make a difference.” If you’d like to find out more about WorkClub in Wigan and Leigh, visit

Susan W hite, Hin d ley Libra left , and Julie Bra ry supervisor, dshaw 17

Wigan Now : Spring 2014 edition  

Welcome to the first issue of the lifestyle magazine packed with events and experiences for the people of Wigan and Leigh.