An employment partnership between Work Programme provider Ingeus and a North East firm has led to 11 people getting jobs.
The eleven, who range in age from 19 to 39, have joined document scanning and archive storage specialists Cleardata, on the Riverside Business Park, Blyth, Northumberland.
Bureau manager Andrew Rumney, said: “We have a need for keen, enthusiastic people who can show initiative and make a real difference to our business.
“Working with Ingeus, we have been able to tap into a source of work-ready jobseekers, and all our new recruits have fulfilled that brief very well.
“The recruits work alongside an experienced team of staff, which provides support and guidance to ensure training needs are met and quality, security and compliance standards are adhered to.”
Two members of the new team are Joanne Dixon, 39, from Bedlington, and Daniel McLaughlin, 20, from Cowpen, Blyth.
Dixon has spent the past two years without a job, and she admits the implications on her and her family have been considerable.
She applied for almost 2,000 jobs while she was unemployed.
Dixon said: “Of course, not being able to earn a wage and claiming benefits left a big hole in my finances, but the impact of being unemployed was greater than that.
“I lost my self-esteem, sense of worth and confidence, and felt as thought I had no value.”