Helping hand for jobseekers

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More than 20 local organisations will join forces on Wednesday 28th September for a Jobs and Advice Fair to help people back to work.

The commercial, local government and voluntary sectors will all be represented, as well as those providing courses leading to the kinds of qualifications that prospective employers are looking for.

Event co-ordinator Lesley Towl, a volunteer at the Worksop Work Club, said the world of work is often bewildering to people in search of jobs.

“The Jobs Fair has been put together so someone looking for work can be put in touch with people who are offering jobs or with those who can help them find a job, including local Christmas work,” he said.

“Others can give information about apprenticeships and training courses and support for people looking for work.”

Bassetlaw Council leader Graham Oxby, who will open the fair, said he is delighted to be able to play a part in the community effort to tackle unemployment in Bassetlaw.

“It is fitting that the Council’s facilities right in the heart of the Worksop Market are being used as a platform to focus attention on the range of ways available to find work as well as giving employers a chance to have face to face contact with jobseekers,” he said.

The Job Fair will be staged at the Bassetlaw Council’s Queen’s Buildings from 10am-4pm. Entrance is free.