A JOBCENTRE has opened temporarily in Chemsley Wood.
The centre, based in the shopping centre, has 26 work coaches to help get more Silhillians into work.
Some of the work coaches joined the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) as part of a recruitment drive to hire 13,500 new work coaches across the country.
The move is designed to boost support for people looking for work.
Elliott Grad, customer service leader, said: “This is an extraordinary opportunity to make a difference to the Chelmsley Wood community.
“It enables us to provide additional support to customers looking for work, as well as focusing on any key barriers preventing them moving nearer to the labour market.
“Face-to-face makes such a difference and having these great new premises and work coaches gives us a great platform.”
Mims Davies MP, minister for employment said: “We know this has been a challenging time for many people and that’s why we’re boosting our DWP Jobcentre support in every community of the UK, including here in Chelmsley Wood.
“It’s brilliant to see our Plan for Jobs in action, from Kickstart to sector-based work academy programmes, our work coaches are there to help people thrive and progress in work.”