DISCOUNTED rail fares are being offered to jobseekers in Craven to help get them back to work

As part of a national scheme, rail operator Northern is offering jobseekers up to three months discounted rail travel to help them attend job interviews.

As the economy starts to re-build, companies are kick-starting their recruitment plans with a record number of vacancies according to the Office of National Statistics.

Those looking for new roles in the north can apply for a Jobcentre Plus Travel Discount card from their nearest Jobcentre Plus and receive 50 per cent discount on anytime day tickets, off peak day tickets and season tickets for up to three months.

Mark Powles, commercial and customer director at Northern, said: “This is a small but valuable way in which we can make a positive impact for the North.

“We want to remove potential barriers for those wanting to get back into work. Helping our customers either get to and from a job interview or a place of work is a good way to achieve this.

“The past couple of years have been incredibly tough for many people and we want to play our part in helping them to get back on track and to give them the opportunity to go do their thing.”

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