MP hails Strutts job fair as boost to Belper economy

MP Pauline Latham and Mayor Gary Spendlove at the jobs fair

MP Pauline Latham and Mayor Gary Spendlove at the jobs fair

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Mid Derbyshire MP Pauline Latham and Mayor of Belper Gary Spendlove were at Strutts Community Centre on Friday, March 17, hosting an opportunities fair for jobseekers.

Firms including Bowmer & Kirkland, Chevin, GF Tomlinson, JCB, Smith Cooper, East Midlands Trains, and East Midlands Airport were on hand to discuss current vacancies and lead advice workshops on subjects such as CV preparation and essential skills.

Pauline said: “My team put a lot of work into arranging the event and securing the sponsors for the fair, and I would like to say a big thank you to both the companies and my staff for their efforts. I think it’s been a big success and people found it helpful.

“Some really great companies have been involved and getting people employment is a huge plus for both the individuals involved and the local economy.”