Finding a job has never been so good in Spalding

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It’s never a better time to find a job in South Holland and the Deepings.

The latest employment figures have been released and show there are 290 fewer people in the district claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance than a year ago.

Seven hundred and 42 people are registered unemployed, but this is a 28 per cent reduction on 2014 figures.

In Spalding, 696 people are claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance - 267 less than a year ago and a 27 per cent reduction.

Becky Newborough, senior operations leader for Lincolnshire and Rutland and in charge of nine job centres in the area, is delighted with the figures.

She said: “There has also been a six per cent reduction of young people in Spalding claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance - with just 170 claiming.

“This is all excellent knews.

“The labour market is really buoyant at the moment - last month there were 700,000 vacancies on the Universal Jobs Market.

“People in Spalding will travel to places such as Peterborough and Kings Lynn.

“In Spalding there are not many national employers, but there is a steady turnover of jobs.

“Things are looking good.

“Bakkavor is a big provider of jobs and representatives of the company are planning to come into the job centre to talk to people about the opportunities on offer and advice on interview techniques.

”And there are also a lot of opportunities in factories.”

Anyone seeking employment should visit www.gov.uk as their first port of call to sign on and use the jobsearch.

Work coaches are available at Jobcentre Plus in Westlode Street to give support.