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Action group to help redundant Dorset Enterprises workers
2:00pm Saturday 26th January 2013 in News
AN ACTION group will be set up to help the 23 workers about to be made redundant from Dorset Enterprises.
The group, currently being set up by Bournemouth council, will work with the Job Centre and the voluntary sector to support the workers, 19 of whom are disabled.
The council recently voted to close Dorset Enterprises in West Howe because it was averaging losses of £471,000 a year.
Cllr Blair Crawford, cabinet member for adult social care, said: “Dorset Enterprises staff are people with real skills and potentially plenty to offer the workforce and we want to ensure we are leaving no stone unturned to support them in the future.
“The action group is tasked with reviewing the skills of all the workers and assessing what training, development or support they may need, seeing what they are capable of and helping to find alternative employment, including where we might be able to redeploy them within the council.”