Lilian Greenwood MP for Nottingham South has leant her support to a campaign by local business “The Living Room” – to help those looking for work to “dress for success”.
The Lace Market based restaurant has a “suit amnesty rack” where people can leave unwanted suits and work wear that will then be dry cleaned and distributed to local charities who are supporting those who are out of work.
Lilian Greenwood said:
“This is a really simple but effective initiative and I’m pleased to be backing the Living Room’s campaign.”
“Putting on a suit or professional work wear not only instils confidence in those applying for jobs, but can help make a great first impression with potential employers.”
“The suit amnesty is a great way to support people in Nottingham who are looking for work and I’d urge everyone who is in a position to do so, to check out the back of their wardrobe to see if they’ve anything they could donate to this very worthy cause.”
Living Room General Manager, Steve Ralph said:
““The idea for The Suit Amnesty was born out of a thought that those in the fortunate position of working in business could actually make a huge difference to people who are looking for jobs by donating their suits. Very often there are people from less privileged backgrounds who don’t have access to funds and are trying to get into work but want and need some help to get on to the career ladder.”
“Owning a good suit is something most of us take for granted, so to give young and homeless people a step closer towards getting on to the employment ladder is a great gift.”