Councillor Dick Walsh, Leader of Argyll and Bute Council, who also represents the Dunoon ward, said: ‘’I am personally very sad to hear this news about a long-established local company which employed many people in Dunoon and Cowal. My thoughts are with those directly affected and I would like to assure them that Argyll and Bute Council will do what it can to provide support to them at this time, with advice on money, benefits and what to do in a crisis.
‘’The council has already had discussions with Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Skills Development Scotland and other relevant agencies so that everyone can move quickly to support the workers and their families and deal with the economic impact on the community. Our Single Outcome Agreement is built on bringing more jobs and more people to Argyll and Bute and today’s news only serves to strengthen our resolve and our determination in this regard.’’
Partnership Action for Continued Employment (PACE) workshops have been arranged for McNee Construction staff:
· Tuesday 28 July 2015, Argyll Hotel, 54-58 Argyll Street
· Thursday 30 July 2015, Argyll Hotel, 54-58 Argyll Street
· Monday 3 August 2015, Jobcentre Plus, George Street
· Thursday 6 August 2015, Jobcentre Plus, George Street
The council’s Business Gateway staff will be on hand to provide advice. The Business Gateway team offers business start-up advice as well as specialist advice and workshops to help businesses across Argyll and Bute realise their growth potential.
There is also lot of helpful information on our Business Gateway pages at: http://www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/business-and-trade/business-gateway-service
You can speak directly to our Business Gateway team on 01546 604555.
Advice on benefits is available at: http://www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/benefits-and-council-tax or by phoning 01546 605512.
We also offer money advice, with more information available at: http://www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/money or by phoning 01546 604419.