Since the beginning of this year, Carmarthenshire's DWP (Department for Work and Pensions) staff have remained determined in their mission to help employers and job seekers meet their objectives.

The DWP team in Llanelli is currently supporting the recruitment for the Pentre Awel construction.

The ongoing recruitment drive for this project is focused on hiring labourers with current CSCS cards.

Individuals lacking this qualification have the option to contact their Jobcentre work coach or Careers Wales team to learn how to obtain it free of charge.

With the first zone of the Pentre Awel site anticipating completion by Autumn 2024, it will feature a modern new leisure centre and a centre for education, research, and business development.

Pentre Awel's vision is to accommodate numerous ventures, from big science projects to start-ups, all collaborating with universities, colleges, and the health board.

Fred Hatton, of the DWP employer and partnership team, said: "To be successful, jobseekers must ensure that they meet the requirements of the job description and this often needs a bit of research and possibly some skills training."

Mr Hatton expressed that free training is accessible for the unemployed.

He suggested benefit claimants speak with their Jobcentre work coach, and non-benefits claimants seek advice from local Careers Wales advisors.

Mr Hatton emphasised visiting the Careers Wales website as a means for launching job searches, and highlighted the significance of boosting the labour force to strengthen the economy and provide more opportunities to Carmarthenshire and Llanelli residents.

Nationally, the UK is grappling with more than 908,000 vacant positions.

Staff members at Jobcentres across the country are playing a crucial role by steering customers to pursue qualification training.

This approach aids businesses in filling vacancies, leading to an economic boost.

Secretary of state for work and pensions, Mel Stride MP, remains optimistic, stating: "Our plan for the economy is working.

"Employment is up on the year, the number of people on payrolls is at a record high, and inactivity is falling.

"But our work is not done.

"Our Back to Work Plan will help a million people to find, stay and succeed in employment."