Chance to find work at Job-a-Thon in Spalding

A new computer suite for use by claimants was opened at Spalding Jobcentre last year. SG180215-111TW
A new computer suite for use by claimants was opened at Spalding Jobcentre last year. SG180215-111TW

Seven companies have signed up to appear at an Employer Food Fair or Job-a-Thon at Spalding Jobcentre from 10am-3pm on Wednesday, September 14.

The move is part of the Feeding Britain’s Future initiative, led by the Institute of Grocery Distribution which aims to match up jobseekers with companies looking for potential recruits.

Jobcentre spokesman Jonathan Beech said recruitment demand is strong in the area with Bakkavor, Bakkavor Freshcook, Fowler Welch, Dalehead Foods and Woodhead Brothers all taking people on.

Between July this year and July last year, the all-ages jobless total in Spalding fell by 25 (3.9 per cent) to 610. During the same period, the all-ages jobless total for South Holland fell by 30 (4.5 per cent) to 640.

For people aged 18 to 24 years in Spalding, the change was more dramatic with a fall of 20 (12.1 per cent) to 145.

Similarly, the 18 to 24 years group in South Holland experienced a huge drop of 30 (16.7 per cent) to 150.

• People looking for work are advised to contact the Jobcentre to book an appointment slot in advance for the Job-a-Thon.