Cheaper transport hopes to get jobseekers on the road

Bus and Metrolink tickets are now cheaper for jobseekers

Bus and Metrolink tickets are now cheaper for jobseekers

First published in News

JOBSEEKERS can now get free and cheaper bus and Metrolink tickets to travel to interviews and work.

Transport for Greater Manchester and partners System One and Jobcentre Plus are offering the new travel choices for jobseekers, with Government funding.

Eligible jobseekers can apply for free one-day bus travel passes to get to interviews, and free 28-day bus or Metrolink travel passes for the first four weeks of new employment and discounted travel for 12 weeks after.

Clr Andrew Fender, chairman of the TfGM committee, said: "The cost of travel can both make it difficult for people to find jobs - or get to them in the first few weeks of employment when money is tight.

A new Bike Back to Work scheme is also planned, offering jobseekers access to free recycled bikes, cycle training and bike maintenance courses.

All applications should be made through Jobcentre Plus advisors and more information is now available at tfgm.com/jobseekers.

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