Jobs & Business Glasgow (JBG) supports residents into employment and training, and develops the city’s enterprise sector.
Specifically JBG offer support to those looking for work. They can advise on – among other things – preparing a CV/resume, identifying barriers to work, accessing training, volunteering, carrying out interview skills training and supporting individuals with job searches. JBG also have enterprise advisors who can support those hoping to establish new businesses or social enterprises. Specifically they offer support with issues in relation to funding, governance, operations and can support networking or access to markets.
JBG has recently undergone significant restructuring and so it is best to contact them directly to find out what they can offer you – 0141 274 3333. However, two dedicated employability officers are present at the GCDT Community Shop ay 192 Allison Street on Monday and Tuesday from 1pm-4pm. They offer a drop in service, but you may have to arrange an appointment for a later date if the service is busy. JBG’s nearest local office is at the Adelphi Centre in Gorbals. At each office, local people can receive employability advice and support as well as access the services of business advisers and social enterprise advisers.
Skills Development Scotland offer support to local people to develop their careers through training and guidance. They delivers face-to-face career information, advice and guidance at schools and SDS centres across Scotland. They also offer support through their contact centre and online platform My World of Work. They also provide information on jobs, the local labour market, training courses, Modern Apprenticeships and help individuals identify their strengths, goals and opportunities. SDS have local centres at Battlefield, Pollokshaws Rd and the Adelphi Centre.
The Laurieston Job Centre Plus is the government office that helps people find work and administers claims for benefits.
Laurieston Jobcentre Plus
159-181 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow, G41 1PW
0345 604 3719