Appeal for old laptops

A High Peak charity is appealing for no longer needed laptops to help local people find work.

The Zink Project is responding to the coronavirus pandemic which has led to a huge rise in unemployment.

During this social isolation, anyone looking for work by public IT equipment in places like libraries are struggling to apply for jobs. 

The Zink Project and IT Solutions in Buxton have a solution and are asking the High Peak community to help out. 

Zink’s Jane Kirk Bagshaw,  explained: “Many people and businesses have old laptops that they don’t use. 

“IT solutions can securely wipe or remove and return the old hard drives,  then replace with new and re-install windows so that we can give them to unemployed people who we are supporting to help them apply for jobs.

“A laptop also means that while people are in lockdown they can undertake online courses that improve their employment prospects. 

“They may end up with a better job after this is over than before,” Jane concluded.

Zink Employability’s work coaches will remotely assist people to use the equipment effectively to write CVs, upload them to job sites and apply for work that is available now. 

The coaches will also support people in accessing valuable online training. This in turn will mean that as the country gradually begins to return to normal they will be better qualified and work ready.

If you have an old laptop that you would be willing to donate contact jane@zink.org.uk

You can also call Jane on 075079 37554 if you want help seeking work. 

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