Doncaster Rovers bid to help jobless

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They may not be able to offer everyone jobs as football stars – but Doncaster Rovers hope to help get people into work.

The club is staging a recruitment event at the Keepmoat Stadium on Thursday January 16, to try to help people get into jobs and training.

The footballers’ union, their Professional Footballers Association, is also involved in the event.

The event aims to encourage both young people and adults to get back into education, training and employment by offering courses and apprenticeships which are available for immediate starts.

Doncaster Council says its area teams have worked closely with the Rovers to ensure that targeted invitations have been issued to people of all ages, and that appropriate services and partners from around the borough will be represented there.

Staff from the authority will also be present on the day to raise awareness of the many community groups in the area who would all benefit from additional volunteers.

Mayor of Doncaster Ros Jones said said “We want people to start this New Year knowing that we are there to help and support them to find work and opportunities in the town. We have an exciting range of providers coming to this fantastic free event and we hope people can start having the kind of conversations they need to about getting back into work.

“The event is open to all ages, and we welcome whole families to come along.”

Rovers are offering the first 200 attending free tickets for their match against FA Cup holders Wigan Athletic on January 18.