Second jobs fair was great success

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More than 1,300 people turned up to Erewash MP Jessicsa Lee’s jobs fair held this week.

The event, at West Park Leisure Centre in Long Eaton, was the second organised by the MP after last year’s fair was packed out.

More than 60 exhibitors were at the event for people looking to find work or change job.

There was also seminars, workshops and apprenticeship guidance.

Speaking to the Advertiser, Jessica Lee said: “I am delighted with the attendance at my second Erewash Jobs Fair, throughout the course of the day, we have just over 1300 attendees.

“It was great to speak with people at the fair who had either been offered a job, found a training opportunity or volunteered, the Girlguiding stall had 11 potential adult volunteers within the first couple of hours.

“There was also information on starting your own business from which the feedback which was excellent.”

Representatives from a range of business sectors from engineering to retail and from healthcare to IT were at the afternoon event.

Jessica added: “Over 40,000 leaflets were delivered by volunteers over the last four weeks to whom I owe an enormous thank you.

“In addition, I wouldn’t be able to organise this event without sponsors, so I would like to thank Belfield Furnishings, Derwent Analytics Ltd, East Midlands Trains, Erewash Partnership, Fairgrove Homes, Rayden Engineering, Ron Brooks Toyota, Royal Bank of Scotland, Stanton Bonna and Trent Barton for their support in Erewash.”