Job success at Bulwell fair for unemployed

Nottingham North Jobs and Apprenticeships Fair at Bulwell Riverside Sports hall
Nottingham North Jobs and Apprenticeships Fair at Bulwell Riverside Sports hall

There are 145 people no longer unemployed thanks to the success of a jobs fair held in the town.

The event, held in March, was organised by the Rebalancing the Outer Estates charity, which has Graham Allen MP as its chairman.

It was deemed a ‘major success’ when 983 individuals attended the Riverside Centre event but news of jobs being secured thanks to the initiative has been welcomed by the Nottingham North MP.

“This news that 145 people have got into work as a result is fantastic,” said Mr Allen. “The conversion rate for jobs fairs tend to be around the 10 per cent mark, yet 15 per cent of attendees at Bulwell got jobs.

“This is far better than previous ‘community jobs fairs’ that have never got more than 50 people into work.”

Further outcomes from the event including the number of people who have got into training or community provision as a result of the fair will be known shortly but the charity say their work will not stop here.

“We will work with the DWP to help those who did not get a job this time around,” added Mr Allen.

Coun Nick McDonald lead member on skills for Nottingham City Council added his delight at the results.

He said: “Rebalancing and all our partners from Futures to social enterprises can make a real impact on our long term jobless.”