Job fair launch hailed ‘success’

Amanda Brown, 27, from Eastwood receives information from Party Life
Amanda Brown, 27, from Eastwood receives information from Party Life

Many determined jobseekers successfully found employment at the Eastwood job fair last week which attracted more than 100 people.

A huge variety of companies offering over a hundred jobs exhibited at the event which was hoped would boost the local economy and help struggling residents get back into work.

Some 20 firms including Avon and Utility Warehouse were there to offer job opportunities and apprenticeships to job seekers ranging from sales representatives to positions with the armed forces.

Organiser Cllr David Bagshaw said that it was vital to get unemployed people in Eastwood back to work.

He added: “After the fair people said what a good idea it was and some were walking away with potential jobs lined up.

“If we get ten people back to work then I am very happy.”

The event took place on Thursday October 9 at the Eastwood Post Office and was such a success that the organisers - Eastwood Town Council in partnership with the Nottingham Post - hope to make it an annual event.

Leader of Broxtowe Borough Council Milan Radulovic explained how important job fairs are in the current economic climate as so many people are struggling.

He said: “People can face many obstacles in finding employment and events like this are incredibly important in helping local people in Eastwood and Broxtowe borough connect with local employers and the job opportunities which are currently available, as well as get valuable advice and support on accessing skills training and apprenticeships.”