Jobs Fair pitches up in Hattersley
Wednesday 31st August 2016 @ 19:36 by Nigel P.
Business Features Hyde News

If you are feeling left behind in the jobs market or interested in a career change then the HUB, Hattersley is the place for you.

This month’ s Tameside’s jobs fair is being held at the HUB Tuesday the 6th of September and is open to all.

The fair is seeking to help both those in work and perhaps seeking a change of direction or develop their career and people who are currently unemployed and seeking work.

The Hattersley area has remained an obstinate challenge in regards to unemployment which remains higher than in other wards of Tameside.

Youth unemployment is a particular concern in and around Hattersley, with high levels of claimants between the ages of 18 to 24 known as NEETS  not in employment education or training.

Hattersley along with Droylsden and Ashton, Saint Peters, consistently returns poor figures of employment rates in contrast to the rest of Tameside where rates are down to around 3.5 per cent of the total work force.

The area also suffers from the highest levels of Youth unemployment in the Borough.

Job training schemes are available where skills are learnt by participants while in employment with local firms and where wages are subsidised by the council funded scheme ‘Tameside Youth Employment Scheme.

’Rebekah Williamson, aged 24, with a young child, had not worked since 2011. Following discussions with her Work Coach

at Ashton-under-Lyne Jobcentre Plus, Rebekah was encouraged to give Voluntary Work Experience a go at ‘Fairy Sparkle Cleaning.’ A chance to learn new skills, plug her gaps in her employment record, update her C.V, and gain a reference.

Fairy Sparkle based in Stalybridge,, provided excellent feedback – stating ‘they would love to employ her’. With support of the scheme funded by Tameside MBC  designed to reduce the number of young people not in education, employment or training by supporting businesses to recruit and employ young people, Fairy Sparkle have now been able to employ Rebekah.

Rebekah said ‘I love my new job at Fairy Sparkle. It’s great to be back in work after bringing up a baby’. Rebekah has now started full time employment, 30 hours per week.

For more information on Voluntary Work Experience speak to your Jobcentre Plus Work Coach