JOB seekers can get a boost thanks to a free scheme at Kirklees libraries.

Kirklees Library and Information Centres (LIC) are doing their bit to help people during the recession.

Access to free computers is among the services on offer.

While a series of workshops are taking place for job hunters and people wanting to save money.

It is part of a series of initiatives to help Huddersfield fight back against the downturn.

The number of people claiming jobseekers allowance is rising, with an extra 706 people claiming the allowance in Huddersfield and the Colne Valley since December.

Clr Christine Stanfield, cabinet member for regeneration said: “Whether it’s starting up your own business or seeking a new job, by developing partnerships with other council services and external organisations we are able to offer a wide range of advice and support.”

Library users can get access to computers to enable people to search online for job and training opportunities.

While free courses in IT training can help people learn basic computing skills, apply and find work.

At Marsden Information Point staff from Castle and Minster Credit Union will be around every Tuesday from 2pm until 4pm, Wednesday to Saturday from 9.30pm until 12.30pm giving advice on financial matters.

A Worklink Surgery will run at Thornhill Leeds LIC giving job advice every Thursday, at Batley Library from 9am every Tuesday, at Dewsbury Library every Wednesday from 10am and at Birkby LIC.

An Up and Working Surgery will take place at Thornhill Lees LIC every Wednesday from 1-5pm and at Batley Library every Thursday from 1-4pm.

Birkby and Fartown LIC will host IT taster sessions every Monday from 10am for people wanting to get back into work.

While Benefit Advice , is available every other Wednesday from 2-4pm and Friday from 1.30pm to 3.30pm.

Rawthorpe and Dalton Library will be running a Worklink session every Wednesday from 10-1pm.

While the Careers 4 Adults session will run every Wednesday from 2pm with training, education and CV help.

At Birstall Library an ‘Energy u switch’ session will take place on April 24 to help residents make energy savings.

For more information about events call into your local library or go to