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Power cut at Canning Town Library Canning Town Library has been affected by a power cut in the local area and is currently closed - we will extend book return due dates by one week in case you cannot return items at an alternative library.
Essential maintenance this weekend to our Council Tax & Housing Benefit system​Council Tax Account Balances and Housing Benefit information will be unavailable via MyNewham on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 November 2017. Customers may find certain online forms will not function during this time. 

Customers can still make payments, but online account balances will not be updated until Monday 27 November 2017. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.​

Working through an agency

Thinking of becoming an agency worker? Find out all you need to know, including the first steps you must take and some of the advantages of this way of working.
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​What do I do first?

Contact Adecco, our supplier of agency workers, on 01708 724321. They will explain the process and tell you what to do. 

What will I have to provide when joining an agency?

You will be expected to provide:
  • evidence of your identity
  • evidence of your right to work and live in the UK
  • an up to date CV.
For some jobs that involve working with children and vulnerable adults, you will need to have a valid Disclosure (criminal records check).

What are the advantages of being an agency worker?

  1. You have the freedom to work when you want to without feeling tied down to one job.
  2. You can get inside knowledge of the company you work for. Very often when a 'permanent' job is advertised, an agency worker that has been covering it has an advantage because they have a good understanding of the job.
  3. You can work for a number of organisations giving you the chance to try different types of work. This could make you more employable.
  4. It helps you to realise your ideal work/life balance.
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