Local MP Luke Hall’s Sixth Jobs Fair was hailed as another success last week as the MP continued to deliver on his pledge to hold at least two Jobs Fairs a year, bringing together a wide array of local employers and companies eager to meet local job seekers, with a variety of vacancies on offer.
The event, which took place on Friday at lunchtime, was hosted at Yate Parish Hall and hundreds of jobs, apprenticeships and volunteering opportunities were on offer with a mix of full, part time and volunteering roles from employers such as NCS, Marshfield Bakery, Boots, Tesco and South Gloucestershire-based training providers.
Luke’s Sixth jobs event comes as the latest available figures showed the Thornbury and Yate constituency has one of the lowest unemployment rates across the country with the 636th lowest claimant count out of 650. Recent figures also showed female unemployment in Thornbury and Yate is at a very low level with a reduction of 58% in female claimants from July 2010 to July 2017.
NCS provider Prospects said: “We had a high level of interest in our upcoming roles and the local people were enthusiastic for the ground level work we do within the Yate & Thornbury constituency. A fantastic opportunity for us to network with the community and discuss ways to work together. It was great to meet Luke Hall MP at the Yate & Thornbury Jobs Fair; thank you for the welcome and for your support.”
Sarah Blanchard from Acorn said: “As a leading local recruitment agency we are always looking for quality candidates, and the jobs fair was an excellent forum to meet with people in a more casual environment. We received a fantastic response on the day from job seekers in the area and spoke to a variety of people looking for work from entry level to senior management roles. We also made some great connections with fellow businesses and look forward to working with them in the future. We will definitely be at the next jobs fair.”
Luke Hall MP said: “As a local man I believe supporting people in our community back into work is hugely important, these Jobs Fairs are a great way to put local talent in touch with local employers and I am pleased to see that they are growing in attendance by employers and job hunters with each event”.