A NEW charity aimed at empowering local unemployed women by helping them get back into the workplace was launched yesterday (Thursday) in Northfield.
Smart Works, backed by TV star Jennifer Saunders among others, has its base at Northfield Community Partnership, Bristol Road South.
Every woman referred will receive an interview outfit, personally styled for them, donated by other women and retailers, and one-on-one interview training by a skilled volunteer team.
Northfield MP Richard Burden said he was delighted with the launch of Smart Works which was a fantastic project that boosted the esteem of women wanting to find a job.
“In Northfield, there are almost twice as many women as men out of a job – and thousands want one.
“Women face huge challenges getting into work, and we all have a role in confronting these, but part of what Smart Works does is to help women build their own self-confidence and overcome some of the hurdles.”