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Job-seekers say fair was just what town needed

12th September 2013 Nottingham Evening Post, Stapleford Community Group, The Meeting Place 0 Comments

UNEMPLOYED people in a Notts town have praised a jobs fair.

The event took place at the Meeting Place, Nottingham Road, Stapleford, yesterday.

Among those looking for work was Jayne Sansom.

The 38-year-old, of Horace Avenue, Stapleford, said:

“I think that Stapleford needs a job centre and something like this proves it.

“The job market is getting better and people are always looking.

“I want to get into retail but I would take an office job if I had to.

“I was working up until I had my daughter, Brooke Harris, 21 months ago and have found it hard living in Stapleford to get a job.”

People searching for jobs were also given the opportunity to sign up for training.

The nearest Jobcentre Plus to Stapleford is in Beeston.Job-seeker Lisa Hopewell, of Stapleford, said:

“People do not always have the money to travel to the job centre.

“I think we do need something more permanent in Stapleford.

“One of the problems with applying for a job is that you need the internet to do it.

“Events like this give people the opportunity to talk to employers face to face.

“The event was organised by Stapleford Community Group. Chairman Richard MacRae said:

“I want to set up a regular jobs club for the town because there are people here that want to work.

“We have received a lot of support and based on the success of this event I am already planning the next job fair for the new year.

“If think that people just need the opportunity and that is what we are trying to give them.”

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