Help at hands after hours

Sophia ConstantineNorth West Telegraph
Bloodwood Tree chief executive Kelly Howlett.
Camera IconBloodwood Tree chief executive Kelly Howlett. Credit: Sophia Constantine

A local indigenous organisation has launched an initiative to help jobseekers with their online applications.

Bloodwood Tree South Hedland will stay open after-hours every Thursday from 4.30pm and 8pm.

Bloodwood Tree chief executive Kelly Howlett said the program was a step in the right direction to help those who were willing and passionate to get into the workforce.

She said it would give jobseekers access to computers with the internet to complete their job applications, write cover letters, and update resumes.

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She said being unable to access the internet outside work hours was a common hurdle to job hunting.

“The after-hours might assist stay-at-home mums, carers, and people working a job that they may wish to change from and need access to computers, internet and assistance after hours,” Ms Howlett said.

She said Bloodwood Tree staff strongly supported the after-hours service.

“Bloodwood Tree currently has 40 work-ready candidates on our books and this was seen as a perfect way to kickstart the new year and to see what local employment opportunities may be available for our indigenous clients,” she said.

Staff will help people update their job applications, and the community is also welcome to utilise the computers and free internet access.

For more information about the after-hours program contact 9138 3000.

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