New scheme to help Islington’s older residents into work

AN innovative new project aimed at helping older jobseekers in their search for employment will launch in January.

The new Help Line project Promoting Age Diversity will be delivered by Wise Owls – a not-for-profit over 50s support and employment agency based in White Lion Street, Islington.

Wise Owls director Chris Walsh said: “PAD will help 50s job seekers from across London and the UK get specialist support both on-line and by phone from the Wise Owls experts. In the past the public sector has started its redundancy programmes by targeting their older staff, and it looks increasingly likely this will be happening again.”