Happy New Year!
Everywhere we look, everyone is sending blogs about what they hope to do in the New Year, so we thought to do the opposite.
We hope all the new things coming up this year will be a pleasant surprise. Beyond that, we will announce designs and projects as they happen.
In truth, it's not that Billy and I don't want to show our hand, although admittedly there is always that.. but because London City has grown in every which way we look and continues to do so at a phenomenal rate and we work on the solutions you need today.
We are consumer led, so we continue to look at ways to resolve and enhance the requirements of this ever expanding community. We put things in that you request and we test them and we take them out if they don't perform well. We like to experiment... it keeps you on your toes lol.
So rather than list all the things we hope to do over the next year, let us deal with the wants and needs of right now and the projects we have completed today after our first full day back on Second Life since the holidays.
The Job Centre
London City already offers many ways for people to earn money and find work, but as in real life, there are far more people looking for work, than jobs being offered.
To help residents into gainful employment, we are proud to announce the opening of the Job Centre in Whitehall, (Victoria) London City3.
The Job Centre has a number of help cards available for those seeking work for the first time, offering practical advice and help.
Once inside, you will see adboards from employers with target specific advertisements seeking that extra special employee. Residents are also invited to Job Club, a group that will offer leads on which places are currently hiring and also receive notices from potential employers.
The Job Centre in London City3 will become the key destination that London City uses for advertising job opportunities within our estate (in and out of world) and we hope that it will also be of tremendous use to other businesses in Second Life looking to recruit employees who have grown up here in London City, been through our advanced induction programme and are now seeking honest, genuine and fair employment in this big wide second world.
Free London Homes
We now offer free accomodation to all residents at Free London Homes, The Plaza Hotel, (West End) London City2.
A resident can Set Home in the hotel foyer, chill-out in the reception with other new residents and even catch the odd free linden as rolls across the arrivals desk.
Rooms become available for occupancy ten minutes after a resident "checks-out". Rental is free, just walk in and touch the door. Each room is available to the tenant for as long as they wish and is equipped with a bed, chest of drawers, mirror and posing stand.
It is the intention of the hotel to offer a level of privacy for newer residents whilst they design their shape, image and accessories in addition to having a place to call home.
We have rolled out Great Places, a product aimed at promoting fantastic, well built regions with great communities. It is our hope that the residents who enjoy London City, will visit these destinations for an additional layer of enjoyment.
Part of being proud of any business is the belief that your product is strong enough and that your clients will return because you offer something that others do not. In offering this free service to other communities, we have the trust that the London City community will find this a useful addition to places to visit and not a solution to coming here <lol>.
London City, often copied, never duplicated.