Member of Parliament for Erewash, Maggie Throup organised the successful Erewash Jobs and Community Fair at The Chatsworth Arts Centre and Duchess Theatre, Long Eaton to help those who are unemployed, looking for a change in job or want to improve your skills.
Local businesses that have current vacancies, apprenticeship and volunteering opportunities were there to guide those attending through what they are looking for. Also, support and training organisations provided advice on how to improve skills to help everyone get that job they really want.
Businesses and local organisations attending include:
- Belfield Furnishing Ltd
- Bosworth Homecare
- Breedon House Nurseries Ltd
- Dales Fabrications Ltd
- DBC Training
- Derby College Group
- DHL East Midlands Hub
- Eastgate Care
- East Midlands Airport
- Erewash Borough Council
- Erewash Partnership Ltd
- Jobcentre Plus
- Medigarments Ltd
- Positive Futures Supported Housing CIC
- Prostart Training
- Ron Brooks ILkeston
- TecQuipment Ltd
- Ward Recycling
It was a free event for all ages and included free TrentBarton bus travel from across the area and free parking provided by Erewash Borough Council.
After the event, Maggie said:
“It was really good to see job seekers chatting to our local businesses and hearing about the job opportunities available for them. Youngsters looking for their first job came along, as did those with many years of work experience who unfortunately have found themselves out of work.
“There was also lots of business-to-business chat going on, which really does show the strength of our local business community.
“Over the next few days I will be posting an information sheet on my website that I prepared for the event which outlines the job and training opportunities that were on offer on the day, so take a look to see what’s available which may suit your needs.
“I have run Jobs Fairs in the past, and even a virtual one during the pandemic, but today’s event showed that nothing beats face-to-face meetings, especially when trying to find a suitable job, so it was really good to see so many local people come along to find out what jobs are available locally.”