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Employability Project for Young Black Men Comes to Tooting Hub


The Jimmy Asher Foundation has teamed up with the East London Business Alliance (ELBA) to provide an employability project for young Black men. The Parity project, developed with three strategic partners of the ELBA - Numora, XL Catlin and and State Street, is aimed at improving the employability of unemployed/underemployed young Black men aged 18-28 as well as granting access to sustainable career opportunities. The project will shortly be coming to Tooting Hub, on Beechcroft Road where representatives will give more information to attendees, answer questions, and address any concerns.

Parity is not your ordinary careers project – In addition to confidence-building CV surgeries and mock interviews, the young men of Parity will also have the opportunity to receive one to one mentoring, go on corporate insight tours, company visits and attend networking seminars with professionals, all within industries that lack diversity in the workforce such as Private Finance and Investment sectors.

JAF will also be running an additional careers project with different partners which will be inclusive for all to apply, but with the Parity Project felt the need to focus on this particular group as unemployment rates for young black men in the UK are double that of their White counterparts. Even those with degrees suffer greatly when it comes to unemployment.

The Parity project is currently recruiting participants London-wide, so for more details, please contact the Jimmy Asher Foundation at



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