Plus East Ham's newly refurbished Jobcentre Plus, in Barking Road, was officially opened by Stephen Timms, MP for East Ham on 21st July.

The award winning centre is managed by Sandra Oates. District Manager Sandra Lambert told visitors to the opening that it has the dedication of its staff to thank for its success. Advisors at the Job Centre closely follow up with their clients, encouraging them to work and giving them help on key aspects such as interview techniques. As a result East Ham's Job Centre has seen record numbers of people move off benefits and into work.

In August, Stephen Timms will spend a day working in the Jobcentre supporting its clients and gaining experience on the front-line of public services.

Mr Timms said "Better help for people to leave benefits and go into work has been one of this Government's big successes. Job Centre staff are now much more active in helping people find work. I am really looking forward to working with the East Ham team in August."

AuthorStephen Timms