During Emma’s election campaign she pledged to tackle unemployment in South Shields, and November’s jobs fair will bring together more than twenty employers from the local area, offering over a thousand job opportunities for local people.
The fair will take place at South Tyneside College’s Westoe Campus on Thursday 14 November from 10am – 4pm. A map of the local area with directions to the Campus can be found here.
As well as employers, career advisers will be on hand to offer careers advice, as well as a CV clinic to help people who are making applications.
Local people who are interested in attending, or employers who wish to hold a stall, can find out more by calling Emma’s office on 0191 427 1240, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Over 3,600 people in South Shields are unemployed and claiming Jobseekers Allowance, including over 1,000 18-24 year olds. South Tyneside has been identified as a youth unemployment hotspot, but Government schemes like the Work Programme and Wage Incentive scheme are failing miserably. One Work Programme provider, Ingeus, has performed so poorly that the Government’s own figures show it has been worse than doing nothing at all.
“People in South Shields take great pride in being able to work and earn a living, and as their local MP I want to do everything in my power to help them find employment.
“We have had a great response from local employers, who have real roots in our community and want to see our town be successful. I would also like to thank South Tyneside College and South Tyneside Council for their support.
“I am confident that this Jobs Fair will be a real success, and that we can do what the Coalition has failed to do and help jobseekers find lasting and rewarding work.”