CallConnect offers free journeys for unemployed people in January

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People facing the new year without a job are being offered a boost by bus operators.

Lincolnshire County Council has got on board with a national initiative organised by the Greener Journeys campaign to offer people looking for work free journeys on any CallConnect bus service in the county during January.

The service offers on-demand journeys and there are partnerships in place with Rutland County Council, Northamptonshire County Council and Peterborough City Council to allow journeys across the borders.

The council’s public transport strategy and development manager Anita Ruffle said: “We know that travelling around a huge, rural area can often bring challenges, which is why we have been running the hugely successful, on-demand CallConnect service for the past 11 years.

“We’re going to start 2013 off by joining the national campaign, helping the unemployed with free journeys – it may take you to an interview anywhere in the county and help you land that job.”

People who have been unemployed for between three months and a year will qualify and just need to present their Jobcentre Plus travel card.

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