Employers welcome 1,000 people to Lincoln Jobs Fair

Some 50 employers and organisations welcomed around 1,000 people to the Lincoln Jobs Fair on Friday, February 6 with job vacancies advertised alongside seminar opportunities and skills sessions.

The fair, which was held at the County Assembly Rooms on Bailgate, was hosted by Lincoln MP Karl McCartney and his team in Lincoln and Westminster.

The fair was open to people of all ages and experience and was supported by Job Centre Plus and key sponsors such as Kisimul Group, Stagecoach, The Showroom, Lagat, Branston, Interserve Healthcare, the YMCA and The Lincolnite.

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Lincoln MP Karl McCartney said: “Today has been a very positive event. Over 50 business and organisations in and around Lincoln had decided to be in attendance and we have welcomed in the region of 1,000 people to the event.

“It’s a privilege to offer the people of Lincoln new opportunities and we have seen people attend that are both looking for jobs, interested in hearing what else is out there, or looking for new training or apprenticeships.

“Something I’m very pleased about is the fact that, compared with say 2010, unemployment in Lincoln has dropped dramatically.

“Businesses and organisations in attendance today have included charities, huge local firms like Siemens and organisations such as Lincoln College and the University of Lincoln.”