Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Deptford Job Centre

There's a public meeting on saving Deptford Job Centre tomorrow (Thursday 9 July, 7 pm) at the Albany, Douglas Way, SE8. It has been called by the Public and Commercial Services Union, who explain:

'On Friday 13/03/09 PCS members at Deptford Jobcentre Plus were advised that it was likely that the Deptford Job Centre would close, as the lease is due to expire in November 2009. Lewisham Council have major plans to redevelop Deptford town centre and planning permission has been granted to build a restaurant and private flats on the site currently occupied by Jobcentre Plus. JCP have told PCS that they will continue to look for suitable alternatives in the Deptford area. However they also have a contingency plan, which involves moving work from Deptford to the Lewisham and Forest Hill Job Centres.

The last thing people in Deptford need is the closure of their Job Centre. PCS will be campaigning over the coming months to ensure that an adequate public service is maintained within the area and we firmly believe this means a permanent Job Centre, located in Deptford, providing a full range of services'.


Museum of Techno said...

Once they regenerate it I'm sure everyone will have a job anyway.b

ross said...

figures released form the LGA shows that Deptford is the 6th worst local authority in the country in terms of unemployment with 24.3 people claiming JSA for every vacant job in May this year (lewisham is 4th worst with 25 per job) with an average of 7 per job nationally

makes sense to shut the job centre then