Jo hails jobs fair as fantastic success


Local MP Jo Swinson is hailing the success of the East Dunbartonshire Jobs Fair held last Thursday in Kirkintilloch’s Southbank Marina.

Over 100 people attended the fair organised along with Job Centre Plus to discuss how to boost jobs and growth in the area and find out what apprenticeships and other training opportunities are currently available.

Job Centre Plus outlined the programmes and opportunities they have on offer, as did representatives from the Commonwealth Games 2014, East Dunbartonshire Council and Dunbartonshire Chamber of Commerce. The event also had a practical focus with Aviva, Aroprint, Tell Training and East Dunbartonshire Council staging mock interview sessions and giving tips on how to apply for positions and write a compelling CV.

The event was held as part of the Liberal Democrat ‘A Million Jobs’ campaign ensuring that more businesses pledge to take on apprentices and create employment. The Liberal Democrat party has helped to create a million jobs since the General Election

Commenting Jo said:

“I am delighted the jobs fair was such a huge success.

“Local young people are keen to work hard and get out there to find opportunities that will lead to a better future.  I often hear from business owners impressed by the dedication and drive of the young people on their team.

“Thank you to all the employers and training providers who took part and lent their support to those looking for work or wanting to try something new. It shows how committed businesses are to supporting the local economy.”

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