More than 200 jobs and apprenticeships were on offer at the Wolverhampton Jobs and Skills Fair hosted by Paul Uppal, which attracted around 1500 job seekers. The event organised in conjunction with Jobcentre Plus was held at the Molineux Stadium on Thursday 26th April.
Paul Uppal the Conservative MP for Wolverhampton South West organised the event after seeing that around 12,000 people were out of work in the city and meeting employers that were keen to recruit locally. Jaguar Land Rover, Carillion and Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust, were amongst 26 other companies that were looking to fill over 200 vacancies.
"We managed to get some really big names here, which is just fantastic" said Paul speaking at the event. "The turn-out is brilliant – I didn't expect it would be quite so popular".
"We want to carry this on now. This event was largely designed for people aged between 18 and 25 but we will start looking at other age groups now. This is so positive for Wolverhampton and I am sure there will be a number of job interviews and offers which come of it.
"There are jobs and training out there despite the return to recession. We saw growth figures out last week that were disappointing but it's important that people take a long term view. There is a danger of talking ourselves down; there is an underlying strength to the economy which will stand us in good stead".
Paul finished by adding that private sector growth through innovation, enterprise and exports will deliver the long term stability and jobs that we need across the country.
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