By our political team
Simon said: “Jobs fairs can be important ways for people looking for work to access advice and techniques to help them in their search, as well as giving them a chance to meet local employers.
I previously ran my own Jobs Fair, which was incredibly well attended and I know how beneficial they can be for those people currently seeking employment. It is important to do all we can to help those people who want to work find openings and events like this can only help.”
The event, which is being run by MGMT Media Ltd/The Jobs Fairs, will see employers and those looking for work from across the City gather, as well as featuring advice from employment experts.”
Figures released today by the Office for National Statistics reveal that the number of people claiming Jobseekers Allowance in the UK has fallen by 29,000. The figures show a record high employment level – with more women in work than ever before.
This growth has been driven by a rise in permanent, private sector jobs, which suggests businesses are feeling positive about the future.
There was more good news for the constituency, with figures released today showing unemployment falling to 4.3%. It is the fifth consecutive month in which a fall has occurred here and the percentage people out of work is down from 5.3% in May 2010.
Simon added: “Whilst it is welcome that unemployment has fallen under the Coalition Government, clearly there is no room for complacency and events like this serve as a timely reminder that many people are still searching for employment.”
Simon concluded: “My message for those attending in search of a job will be simple, keep your head up, keep applying and you will find the vacancy that is right for you.”