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Worried about facing redundancy?

People in West Oxfordshire concerned about facing redundancy can find out where to seek help through an initiative from West Oxfordshire District Council.

The Council has produced a ‘Facing Redundancy’ fact sheet that sets out key sources of advice on issues such as employment rights, money worries and finding another job. The fact sheet will be widely available in the Council’s reception areas, Jobcentre Plus, local libraries and doctors’ surgeries. The leaflet can also be downloaded from the Council’s website at www.westoxon.gov.uk.

Cllr Warwick Robinson, Cabinet Member for Economic Development said, “While many local businesses are well placed to ride out the economic downturn, and in some cases actually benefit from the opportunities that it throws up, the reality is that some businesses will be forced into making people redundant. This can be a very stressful and difficult time for all concerned. Many people will never have been in this position before and knowing what to do and who to turn to is vital. The advice provided by West Oxfordshire District Council will point people in the right direction.”

David Doughty, Chief Executive of the Oxfordshire Economic Partnership said, “This is a really helpful leaflet providing good information. West Oxfordshire has already shared their work with other district councils in Oxfordshire and I hope it will serve as a model for them to follow.”

The advice includes a redundancy checklist of what people should receive on their last day of work and information on legal and financial matters such as protecting pension rights and who to talk to for benefits and legal assistance. There is also practical help about how to start finding another job and information for those thinking of setting up their own business.

Businesses and employers facing difficulties during the economic downturn can also get advice through West Oxfordshire District Council’s business web pages: www.westoxon.gov.uk/business.

(Note from witney.net - Two of our sister sites may be of interest to people looking for jobs in Witney and Oxfordshire. Witney Jobs has jobs in Witney and the surrounding area, while Oxfordshire Jobs has jobs in Oxfordshire.

Posted : 11/12/2008 20:49:46

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