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Spalding jobs market is buoyant

The adventure playground at Springfields.
The adventure playground at Springfields.

Factory, warehousing and retail jobs are the top three areas for recruitment in Spalding as new figures show a dip in the jobless total.

Mark Barker, from the Department for Work and Pensions, says Springfields is looking to fill 40 vacancies with the opening of its new Adventure Land, featuring a JCB Young Drivers Zone.

And Shoe Zone, opening in the former Brantano store on Holland Market, are offering nine new jobs.

In Spalding, the number of people claiming benefits dropped from 320 to 290 between April and May, a fall of 9.4 per cent.

Across South Holland, the number fell from 715 to 650, down 9.1 per cent.

Nationally, employment is at a joint record high of 75.6 per cent.

In Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire and Rutland, the number of people claiming benefits fell by 640 to 24,350.

The national unemployment rate remains 4.2 per cent, a national record low since the 1970s.


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