Ashfield Jobs Fair 23 October 2015

Gloria De Piero MP has pledged to help tackle unemployment in area and bring new hope to those looking for a job by hosting another huge jobs fair in conjunction with Ashfield District Council, the DWP and Vision West Nottinghamshire College on Friday 23rd October (10am-3pm).

A similar event organised last year was labelled a massive success and it turned out to be one of the largest the region had seen – with over 900 people passing through the doors by the end of the day.

With the final plans well underway, the MP has revealed that over 40 stands have now been snapped up by big name businesses and smaller employers and organisations – with just a few spaces left with days to go.

Jobseekers and those in work but looking for a change in career will be brought together with employers with posts to fill at the Festival Hall in Kirkby between 10am-3pm. Ikea, Trent Barton, E-on, Van Elle and Welcome Foods are just some of companies showcasing what jobs are on offer to local folk.

Speaking ahead of the event, Gloria said; “At the last count there was still 1,294 people in Ashfield out of work, including 338 youngsters, so there’s no doubt that unemployment remains of the biggest problems our area faces.

“Tory ministers might continue to turn a blind eye to what goes on here, or simply just not care, but I do and that is why we are holding another jobs fair. Over 250 people managed to land positions as a result of last year’s event, including Skegby girl Alice Bates who is now ten months into a great job with Pendragon and she hasn’t looked back. I couldn’t have been prouder to have helped make a difference and I’m really confident this jobs fair will be a resounding success too. There’s no shortage of talent and we’ve got some great firms signed up again, so if you’re looking for a fresh start this could be just the thing for you.”

A small number of support organisations will also be on hand to provide expert career guidance and advice and the event is completely free to attend and no registration is needed for members of the public.