Hucknall MP Mark Spencer hosted a jobs fair on Friday at the town’s John Godber Centre, with more than 500 people attending and over 30 local employers represented.
Hundreds of visitors came from Hucknall, with some travelling from as far afield as Ollerton, Alfreton and Nottingham to sample more than 100 vacancies represented on the day by businesses ranging from retail giants Tesco and Aldi, to Ashfield, Gedling, Newark and Sherwood councils, and from Rolls Royce through to A2B taxis.
Mr Spencer said: “I was really pleased with the great turnout. Organising things like this always gives me nightmares that nobody will come, but that’s never happened yet! It’s been busy and a really good day.
“Thank you to everyone who supported it and to all of the stall holders who came along to advertise their jobs. Especially thanks to Tesco for sponsoring the event, and to Barclays for their brilliant CV seminar.
“I’ve already heard some really positive feedback from jobseekers, and I hope there will be plenty more who find roles from today.”
Councillor Ben Bradley from Hucknall and Calverton’s Jane Walker organised the day and councillors Mick Murphy, Nicole Ndiweni and John Wilmott turned up on the day to show their support.
Both the National Academy and Holgate Academy sent pupils to the fair on buses, and Barclays organised a CV support seminar for 50 National students that was very well received, added the MP.
Among the other prospective employers at the fair were Avon, Care UK, Center Parcs, E.On, National Grid, Orbital Recruitment/Clipper Logistics, Trent Barton, Virgin Media and the Post Office.
Local educational establishments including Central College Nottingham, Sutton Academy of Further Education and West Notts College also attended.