Successful 7th Jobs Fair for local MP Luke Hall

Hundreds of available jobs in Yate, Chipping Sodbury and Frampton Cotterell were matched up to local residents looking for work in Luke’s latest Jobs Fair. The successful event took place last Friday in Yate and brought together a wide range of local employers and companies eager to meet residents looking for work, apprenticeships, or a change of career.

Local residents were offered a variety of vacancies including full, part time and volunteering roles from employers such as McDonalds, Essilor, Avon and Somerset Police, as well as South Gloucestershire-based training providers and community organisations.

The MP’s Jobs Fair comes as Luke Hall continues to deliver on his pledge to hold regular Jobs Fairs locally. The latest available figures show that the Thornbury and Yate Constituency continues to have one of the lowest unemployment rates across the country, with the 633th lowest claimant count out of 650 parliamentary constituencies.

The number of JSA claimants has also decreased by 67% from August 2010 to August 2018, while recent figures also showed female unemployment in Thornbury and Yate is at a very low level, with a reduction of 56% in female claimants from August 2010 to August 2018.

Tracey Williams from Yate Jobcentre said: “There was a good mixture of local employers all in one place. Luke’s Jobs Fair event was a great way to meet with potential employees and network with other organisations”.

Local resident Ian Livermore said: “It was a pleasure to support Luke at his Jobs Fair, I was very impressed with the number of employers exhibiting at this fantastic event for our local community”.

Luke Hall MP said: “As a local man who used to work for Lidl’s in Yate, I believe it’s very important to support people in our community back into work, so I am delighted that my regular Jobs Fairs help put our local talent in touch with local companies. I am very pleased to see that the events continue to be a success for both residents and employers and I look forward to the next event”.