Interview training for the unemployed

Minister Costa addressing the trainees.

HAVING identified no fewer than 113 employment opportunities for the registered unemployed, the Gibraltar Ministry of Business and Employment and the Employment Service launched a training course on how to respond to an employment interview for a number of unemployed Gibraltarians currently on their books.

The Minister for Business and Employment, the Hon Neil F Costa MP, along with his staff, have organised interviews for individuals currently unemployed with selected service providers who are part of the Approved Contractors Scheme. Coupled with this, the Employment Careers

Service has organised a series of training programmes on interviews and other skills in order to prepare applicants for their forthcoming interviews. It is intended that these skills seminars will increase the applicants’ chances of succeeding at the interview stage.

Commenting on this initiative, Minister Costa said: “I really wish to give a huge and public thank you to all my staff at the Ministry and the Employment Service for their meaningful and tireless efforts. To date they have managed to organise interviews for 109 currently unemployed persons and this number is increasing in the light of the number of vacancies identified. A special thanks also to the Careers Service for having organised a training programme to help improve the interview, presentation and other skills of these individuals.”

He added: “It is also very pleasing to report that since the commencement of our targeted and focused drive, we have successfully found employment for 19 registered unemployed persons. We expect this number to increase in the following weeks.”

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