Helping the jobless

Portimão has opened an office to support the unemployed, including foreign residents.

The new Gabinete de Inserção Social, office for social integration, is prepared to point residents in the right direction when it comes to looking for employment in the area. A spokesman told the Algarve Resident: “The staff can speak English and are able to advise, and actively support, foreign residents looking for a job.”

The office aims to combat the high levels of unemployment in the Algarve region and is working jointly with the Employment and Training Institute in Portugal.

For more information, please visit the Gabinete de Inserção Social, located in Rua João da Cruz nº12, in Portimão, from Monday to Friday, from 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 6pm. Alternatively, please call 282 470 832.