Redundancy advice available for Shire oil and gas workers

Oil and gas workers across Aberdeenshire who feel at risk of redundancy are being encouraged to visit their local Skills Development Scotland (SDS) centre.

In addition to this support, SDS has organised a Partnership Action for Continuing Employment (PACE) event for oil and gas workers.

The event will take place on, Wednesday, March 25, at Aberdeen Football Club and is open to those who feel they are at risk of redundancy.

Anyone who cannot attend is being encouraged to pop in to their local SDS centre to discuss the support available through PACE – the Scottish Government initiative for responding to redundancy situations.

PACE is a key focus of the new Energy Jobs Taskforce that was set up to support jobs in the energy sector.

Ally Allen, SDS Chair of PACE for Aberdeenshire, said: “The idea behind PACE is that it makes things a bit simpler for anyone facing redundancy as it brings together all the support you would expect to receive.

“I would encourage all workers who are facing redundancy, or are concerned about the possibility of losing their job, to attend the PACE event and make the most of the support available.

“Redundancy information and advice is also available to anyone visiting any SDS centre in Aberdeenshire.”

SDS centres in Aberdeenshire are located at:

Inverurie: Unit 6 Garioch Centre, Tuesday and Thursday, 9am-5pm

Peterhead: 9 Marischal Street, Monday-Friday 9am-5pm

The Aberdeen PACE event will take place from 9.30am-3pm in the stadium’s Aberdeen Asset Management Suite and employers including Sonomatic and First Bus will join PACE partners such as SDS, and Department for Work and Pensions.