A new regeneration partnership has been signed, sealed and is soon to be delivered which will get about 100 long-term unemployed residents in the area back in to work.
Corby Council, Tesco, Job Centre Plus and Tresham College have come together to enter in to the Tesco Regeneration Project.
The partnership is a commitment from the organisations to work together in order to ring-fence 30 per cent of the jobs being created by the opening of the new Tesco store in St Marks Road to those who have been unemployed for longer than six months.
A series of local open days will be held prior to the store opening in order to start the recruitment process.
Throughout these open days interested applicants will be provided with all the information and help they need to begin their application process.
Those that are accepted onto the six to eight-week pre-employment training scheme, which will cover first aid, food hygiene, customer service skills and help with English, Maths and IT, are then guaranteed a job if they complete the course through which time they will continue to receive their benefits.
These ring fenced job opportunities are helping unemployed people back into work and allowing local residents to really benefit from the Tesco investment in Corby.
Corby Council leader Tom Beattie said: “Corby Borough Council is committed to working in partnership with employers to ensure that local people can benefit from new investment and employment opportunities. This partnership is an innovative way for us to ensure that jobs are local, sustainable and easily accessible to residents in the community.”