SOUTH Craven job seekers – and employers looking to fill vacancies – have been pledged support.

The Department for Work and Pensions says work coaches are there to offer help.

Michael Dales, employment and partnership manager for North Yorkshire, says: "Our work coaches say the best part of their job is seeing someone succeed in their employment goals.

"Giving people tailored support so they get the extra help needed to overcome barriers can make a huge difference to someone’s life.

"And as recently announced, Universal Credit claimants will benefit from extra help from their work coach if they are working less than 18 hours a week.

"Jobcentres are also supporting businesses to fill their vacancies."

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