South Shields jobs fair aims to help those looking for work

South Shields MP Emma Lewell-Buck, centre, at last year's job fair with Port of Tyne HR advisors Laura Laverick, left, and Nicola Smith, talking to job hunters James Hutton, right, and Ross Robertson.
South Shields MP Emma Lewell-Buck, centre, at last year's job fair with Port of Tyne HR advisors Laura Laverick, left, and Nicola Smith, talking to job hunters James Hutton, right, and Ross Robertson.
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A jobs fair organised by South Shields MP Emma Lewell-Buck is hoping to help people to get onto the employment ladder.

Businesses including Nexus, Port of Tyne, BT, Ford Aerospace and The Army Reserve Centre, have been lined up to meet with jobhunters at South Tyneside College on October 9.

This year we have some great businesses attending

Emma Lewell-Buck MP

The event is the third to be organised by Mrs Lewell-Buck since she was elected in 2013.

She said: “This will be my third jobs fair since being elected.

“It is a failure of national Government when unemployment levels remain unacceptably high.

“Under the Tories we have seen repeated failures to bring skilled, well-paid jobs to our area.

“I will continue to do what I can to help people find employment.

“This year we have some great businesses attending, as well as advice and CV writing stalls.

“Anyone currently seeking work or training opportunities should come along.”

At the event held in 2013, more than 1,000 jobs were up for grabs and last year’s event was also well-attended.

She added: “I firmly believe that if only one person finds work through this event then it will have been a success, but I hope it opens doors to so much more.

“What is vital is that those looking for work take advantage of this tremendous opportunity to meet first-hand, and in a very jobs-driven environment, companies who are constantly looking for new staff and talent.

“Major and influential employers will be present and they are taking part, because they know they may find exactly the right kind of people to fill important roles within their businesses.

“I would like to thank South Tyneside College for once again allowing me to use its fantastic venue and great facilities.

“I would also like to thank South Tyneside Council and the Port of Tyne who have kindly sponsored this event.”

The jobs fair, at the college in St George’s Avenue, South Shields, is open to the public and is a free event starting at 10am until 3pm.