The annual Hastings Jobs Fair, will be returning to the Sussex Coast College Hastings. on Friday 27th March, 10 till 3. This will be the fourth year the event has been running for in the town.
Amber Rudd MP, who is the host of the event said:
“I am delighted to be hosting my fourth jobs fair in Hastings. Last year we had 30 local businesses with a total of 160 vacancies on offer.”
“There has been a 44% fall in unemployment since May 2010 when I was first elected as your MP, from 3,502 claimants to 1,959 in January 2015. There has also been a 48% fall in youth unemployment. Whilst these figures are excellent news, we cannot be complacent. I recognise that it can be difficult to find a job if you don’t know what opportunities are available, if you feel you need to improve your skills or if you haven’t been in work for some time. This is why I am continuing to hold my jobs fairs for the people of Hastings that are still finding work hard to find.”
Last year 26 job seekers were recruited at the fair and 143 followed up on apprenticeship training schemes.
Comments from the exhibiting companies were extremely positive about the whole event.
Lloyds TSB ‘Fantastic event and great for networking.’
Sainsburys ‘A great opportunity to engage with people face to face. We successfully recruited from the day.’
Avanta, ‘Made great new connections and secured business in excess of our expectations.’
We expect this to be the best year yet and would like you to be a part of it if: you have vacancies to fill, apprenticeship or training schemes please contact us on: 01424 441833 or visit the web site: http://www.hastingsjobsfair.co.uk for more details.