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Employment General Information

People in work or volunteering  tend to enjoy happier and healthier lives than those who are not in work. While a lot depends on the type of work you do and the amount of workplace pressure or stress you are under, working, is generally good for your health and wellbeing.

There is a strong link between unemployment and worsening  physical and mental health and well-being. Unemployment is shown to increase rates of sickness, disability and mental health problems, and to shorten life expectancy. Whereas working (paid or unpaid) contributes to your happiness, helps build confidence and increases your self-esteem. There are lots of reasons for this work keeps us busy and challenges us. We build up contacts, socialise and can find support through work colleagues.

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Employment in Sunderland

Help to Get a Job

Sunderland College has long-established relationships with many of the region’s biggest employers so we are well-placed to know precisely what skills they need their workforces to have. Working in consultation with employers, their courses have been designed to train people, in up to six weeks, with the key skills they need to work effectively in these industries. Read more here!

Looking for somewhere in Sunderland to complete your jobsearch?

There are a number of electronic village halls supported by Sunderland City Council or in partnership with Gentoo.  Click here to find out where they are!

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